Türkiye’s ruling party is considering bringing forward the election date


A senior official in Türkiye’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said that is considering a slight change in the date of the elections scheduled for mid-June.

In response to a question about the possibility of holding early elections, party spokesman Omer Celik said in a press conference, “We want to hold elections on June 18… but since this date coincides with the summer vacation season when people travel, we are looking to advance the date a little”.

Türkiye’s parliamentary and presidential elections are scheduled for June 18.

The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier that elections would be held that month.

“Changing the date won’t amount to early elections,” Celik said.

“The AKP party’s Supreme Council hasn’t yet taken a final decision yet…We’re looking into it”.


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