MHP to launch election campaign with indoor meetings around Turkey
MHP Deputy Chair Semih Yalçın
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) is due to launch its election campaign with regional meetings in around 30 provinces across Turkey and will focus on promoting the executive presidential system, due to fully go into effect after the election.
“Within the framework of election campaigning, the MHP will hold regional consultation rallies under the theme ‘June 24 a new birth. The executive presidential system. Why and how?’” MHP Deputy Chair Semih Yalçın said in a written statement on June 5.
The rallies will start on June 6 from the Central Anatolian province of Sivas and will continue for five consecutive days in 30 different provinces across Turkey including İzmir, Çanakkale, Isparta and Kayseri.
“These rallies aim to make a positive contribution to the electoral perception, motivating our party group members and our candidates by informing them about the executive presidential system and early election dynamics,” the statement read.
“It will be underlined with these meetings that Republican regime will re-born with all its institution with the replacement of old executive system which had broken wheels, with the executive presidential system,” it added.
The MHP has been in an alliance with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections, and it endorses President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s candidacy in the June 24 snap election.
Despite MHP Devlet Bahçeli making the initial call for the snap election, up to now the MHP has kept a low profile, with its candidates simply opting to conduct low-key meetings in their constituencies.
The two parties had announced earlier that they do not plan a joint rally or joint campaigning, saying they parties will keep their political identities separate throughout the course of the alliance.