Turkey’s ruling AKP to hold regular congress in August
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
“It was agreed to hold the congress on Saturday, Aug. 18,” Mahir Ünal told reporters during a meeting of the AKP's highest decision-making body, the Central Decision and Executive Board (MKYK), in the capital Ankara.
The AKP normally holds its grand congresses once every three years. The last was in September 2015.
At the congress, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was reelected the party’s head.
Last Sunday, Erdoğan won an absolute majority in the presidential election with 52.5 percent of the vote, besting his closest rival Muharrem İnce, who got 30.6 percent, according to unofficial results.
In the parliamentary polls, the People's Alliance including the AKP won 53.6 percent of the vote, while the Nation Alliance including the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) got 33.9 percent.