Erdogan announced the date of presidential elections in Turkey

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Presidential elections in Turkey will be held on May 14, said the current head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“You will vote for the first time in the elections, which will be held on May 14,” the Turkish leader said at a meeting with young people in Bursa. The speech was televised.

The Hurriyet newspaper, citing sources, previously wrote that Erdogan may sign a decree on March 10 to set the election date for mid-May because the ruling coalition does not have enough votes in parliament to approve the postponement of the vote.

Under Turkey’s constitution, Erdogan’s powers as president are enough to dissolve the legislature and call early elections two months after signing the decree.

Last year, the country’s ruling Justice and Development Party and the Nationalist Movement Party formed the People’s Alliance.

Erdoğan is expected to be the candidate of this electoral alliance in the upcoming elections.

The opposition plans to announce the name of its candidate in February.
Earlier, Radio Sputnik told about the possible reason for postponing the date of the presidential election in Turkey.

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