Who are the candidates of the Turkish upcoming presidential Election?
Who is the candidate who can actually compete with Erdogan for the presidency?
This is the question that is evolving around Türkiye in the past months.
The incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the opposition candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu will be the main players in the electoral marathon in Türkiye, with only 44 days left before the elections.
The third candidate Muharrem Ince is trying to maintain his current popularity within the 44 days left, with the pressure that Erdogan and Kılıçdaroğlu being the main two figures on top.
With the escalation of tensions between Erdogan and Kılıçdaroğlu, Muharram Ince’s space will likely be shrink.
It’s planned that the presidential and parliamentary elections will be held in Türkiye on May 14, the final list of Turkish presidential candidates was announced officially.
This list includes the names of the current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 69, as a candidate for the Republican Alliance, and the opposition candidate for the “People Alliance”, CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, 74, and the leader of the Homeland party (Memleket), Muharram Ince, 58, and the 55 years old, Ancestral Alliance (ATA Alliance) candidate, Sinan Oğan.
The results of the pre-election search haven’t yet revealed the preferred candidate in the upcoming presidential elections, but experts indicate that the current electoral process will be the most difficult for the ruling party due to the devastating earthquakes that have claimed more than 50,000 lives, as well as the difficult economic situation in the country.