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Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has praised the environment of “reconciliation” and tolerance that has emerged out of the failed July 15 coup attempt in Turkey
Selçuk Şenyüz – ANKARA
No crisis or chaos took place within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) ahead of a deadline to finalize party candidate lists, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said, claiming the opposition was disappointed by the fact.
The fate of the Kurdish peace process depends on the election success of his party in the June 7 parliamentary election, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said, citing his party’s success as a potential facilitator in the laying down of arms by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan devoted his latest verbal attack to opposition lawmakers and media organizations, accusing them of treason for being the “partners of the terrorists” who were involved in the killing of Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz last week.
The ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) top economy executives will be replaced in the June 7 election, according to its recently announced candidate list, while the opposition parties’ nomination of leading economic figures apparently displayed their bid to show voters that they are ready to take power.
Turkish political parties apparently took great pains while selecting their candidates in metropolitan cities such as Ankara, based on the lists they submitted to the Supreme Election Board (YSK) for the June 7 parliamentary elections.
The leader of Turkey’s social democrat, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has indicated President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan put his mark on the candidate lists of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for the June 7 parliamentary election.
A total of 12 political parties have withdrawn from the June 7 parliamentary elections in Turkey, with 11 of them not submitting their lists of nomination candidates by April 7.
Turkish President Erdoğan’s son-in-law, lawyer, speechwriter, advisor, advisor’s cousin, coordinator’s father, chief of staff’s wife and official singer are all on the election candidates list of the ruling AKP.
Bülent Sarıoğlu - ANKARA
Turkey’s Parliament is likely to hit a record high in the number of women deputies after the June 7 elections, as the lists of women MP candidates for all four parties currently represented at parliament show an unprecedented increase.
With several former journalists already serving as members of the Turkish parliament, their numbers are likely to increase as both the ruling and opposition parties have nominated a significant number of journalists from constituencies where they are likely to win.
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