CHP campaign theme to be ‘peace’
Rifat Başaran – ANKARA
The main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) main theme for the upcoming election campaign will be “peace” as the main opposition will focus on social and economic inequalities by proposing to reinstate the social welfare state.
“We will not only reach our neighborhood but all neighborhoods,” CHP spokesperson Bülent Tezcan said on May 24 while detailing the CHP’s campaign.
The CHP will launch their official campaign for parliamentary elections on May 25 with an organization where the candidates will be introduced and the campaign manifesto will be read out by CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
The main focus of the manifesto will be projects to reinstate the social welfare state, proposing to tackle inequality, poverty and unemployment. Kılıçdaroğlu is expected to voice five main problem areas, economy, social peace, law and democracy, education and diplomacy and to propose solutions for these problems.
The motto of the campaign will be “peace” and CHP members will pay attention to their speeches and public announcements to reflect the theme and refrain from using polarizing language that could raise tensions in society or cause polarization.
While the CHP’s candidate Muharrem İnce carries out his campaign for presidency, CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and spokesperson Tezcan will organize the parliamentary campaigns. The CHP leader will have meetings with non-governmental organizations, civil institutions, and opinion leaders for the campaigning.
İnce and Kılıçdaroğlu will have joint meetings in Bursa, Aydın, Ordu, Giresun, Hatay, Mersin, İzmir, and Ankara. The last meeting will be held in Istanbul on June 23.
The main opposition will prepare around 100 thematic short-movies on different subjects that relate to the public speeches given by Kılıçdaroğlu in the rallies. The short-movies will be published on social media and televisions on the same day with Kılıçdaroğlu’s rallies.
The party is giving extra importance to social media as they have formed a volunteer group, which will work for social media accounts.