Main opposition party draws strategy for local polls
ANKARA / ISTANBUL
CHP Party Assembly member Erdal Aksünger reportedly demanded to hold a pre-election process for determining the candidates of the three big metropoles.
Aksünger proposed to hold this pre-election in CHP strongholds and to run candidates in other places who are strong. He also stressed that the CHP should open the door for alliances with other parties in local elections.
CHP’S Istanbul provincial headquarter, meanwhile, held a workshop in the Sarıyer district on Sept. 15. The party’s provincial head Canan Kaftancıoğlu said they would announce the CHP candidate for Istanbul in early or mid-November.
After failing to win the presidential elections and underperforming in the parliamentary polls in June, the CHP is now targeting to win big provinces like Bursa, Antalya, Manisa, Mersin and Balıkesir, along with Ankara and Istanbul.
“There is the İYİ [Good] Party, Peoples’ Democratic Party [HDP] and Felicity Party [SP]. We may come together and present a single candidate [for a mayoral post]. The whole purpose is to win the municipality. You will determine the strategy,” Kılıçdaroğlu said at a provincial heads meeting.