Final candidate lists of Turkey’s election published

Supreme Election Board of Turkey announces final candidate lists with 48 different names from previous election on September 23

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The final candidate lists of Turkish political parties for the upcoming election on Nov.1 were published

Turkey's Supreme Election Board announced on Monday the final candidate lists of all Turkish political parties which will attend the upcoming early election on November 1.

The final lists published in official gazette,  which were approved by the board, include 48 new names compared to the lists published on September 23.

As to the changes in the party lists, the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party changed five of its candidates while the Republican People's Party (CHP) added 13 new figures to the list.

In the meantime, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), respectively changed 12 and 18 of their candidates in their final lists.

Sixteen political parties were announced to run in the election as there will be 21 independent parliamentary candidates also from across Turkey.

The election board will print more than 75 million voting papers for the election while a total of 550 deputies will be voted in 85 constituencies of 81 provinces.

After a general election on June 7 resulted in no single party winning an overall majority, the upcoming election on Nov. 1 was determined by the constitutional law.

During the nearly five months period, there had been coalition talks between the AK Party and the other three parliamentary parties however they did not conclude in any positive outcome.

Accordingly, an interim government led by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was found on August 28 to lead Turkey to the new election.

The interim cabinet of Turkey includes representatives from AK Party, one lawmaker from the MHP and two from the HDP.


TRTWorld and agencies