CHP’s 2nd convention rescheduled
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily NewsThe main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has rescheduled an extraordinary convention demanded by intra-party dissidents, bringing it forward from March 1 to Feb. 27, a day after a first convention called by chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
The decision was made by a commission working on amendments to the party statute.
The two conventions will have different agendas, but both pertain to reforms in the party statute which, the dissidents say, currently entitles Kılıçdaroğlu to “sultan’s powers.”
The dissidents were the first to call an extraordinary convention, but Kılıçdaroğlu outmaneuvered them and called his own one first in a bid to forestall any amendments that could weaken his standing. He has promised that the dissidents’ demands for reform and broader intra-party democracy would be taken into consideration.