Turkey's opposition MP puts forward presidential candidacy
Turkish MP from the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Didem Engin, has put forward her candidacy for participation in the upcoming presidential election in Turkey, Turkish media reported.
Thus, the number of presidential candidates from CHP reached two.
On April 19, CHP nominated its current leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu for the post of president of Turkey. As many as 85% of party members voted for Kilicdaroglu's candidacy.
On April 18, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said about the need for early presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey.
"The government welcomed the proposal of Bahceli [leader of the Nationalist Movement Party] to hold early elections. The elections will be held on June 24, 2018," he said.