Erdogan says Turkish elections to be held on May 14

January 23, 2023 9:20 am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces a tough test after two decades in power. [Source: Aljazeera]

Turkish president announces the date for the country’s presidential and parliamentary polls.

Turkey’s president has announced May 14 as the date for the country’s next parliamentary and presidential elections.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who plans to seek re-election, made the announcement during a Saturday youth conference in the northwestern Bursa province. A video of the event was released Sunday.

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“I thank God that we are destined to share our path with you, our valued youth, who will vote for the first time in the elections that will be held on May 14,” said Erdogan, who had hinted at the date last week.

He said in Bursa that he would make the formal call on March 10, after which Turkey’s Supreme Election Council would prepare for the elections.

If no candidate secures more than 50 percent of the vote, a second round of voting would be held on May 28.