Turkey’s elections

The nation heads to the polls on June 24 to elect both a new president and members of parliament. A new system for Turkish politics, an executive presidency, will also come into effect with the elections.

Turkey is holding parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24, more than a year ahead of the scheduled date of November 2019.

The elections will also bring an executive presidency as a governance system, changing the current parliamentary system as part of implementing the decision of a referendum held on the issue last year.

TRT World has the latest on the elections, in which six presidential candidates and 10 political parties are running:
Six candidates will run for the presidency in Turkey’s presidential elections, which will be held on June 24, 2018. From left to the right:
Temel Karamollaoglu, Meral Aksener, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Muharrem Ince, Selahattin Demirtas, Dogu Perincek. (TRTWorld)


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