CHP slams AKP-MHP alliance for upcoming elections
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) officials have slammed the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party’s (MHP) bid to form an alliance for the upcoming elections, arguing that the move is the “AKP’s maneuver to secure Erdoğan’s presidency.”
His comments came after the AKP and MHP agreed on a legislative package to pave the way for the pre-election alliance after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli finalized a draft prepared after a week-long negotiation of a joint commission.
“But alliances do not always result in an increase in votes, sometimes there are losses,” he added.
‘MHP dissolves under AKP’
“There is a logo, but there isn’t a political party. The only thing that exists is an eagerness for a seat,” Özel said.
He also criticized the MHP leader for “being a mouthpiece of the presidential office.”
“Mr Devlet Bahçeli should be regarded as a spokesperson, partner or aide of the palace, rather than leader of the MHP,” he said.
Hamzaçebi also said the main opposition would not seek any alliance “since the presidential election was in accordance with the presidential system.”