The Turkish newspaper Hürriyet reported that the ruling Justice and Development Party believes that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will win the presidential election on May 14 with an overwhelming majority.
The newspaper pointed out that this opinion is due to the aggravation of disagreements between members of opposition parties in Turkey, noting that Erdogan’s re-election is a foregone conclusion, according to a large number of members of the ruling Justice and Development Party, led by Erdogan. .
The newspaper added that there is a general feeling in circles of the ruling Justice and Development Party that the current events have turned the upcoming elections in their favor, which will contribute to the re-election of Erdogan, once again, with a large percentage of the vote. votes than he has received so far, noting that there is a prevailing opinion that the presidential election will end with the first round.
According to the latest opinion poll conducted by Optimar, after the earthquake, 43% of Turks would vote for Erdogan in the presidential election.
The poll showed that the size of the gap between Erdogan and his rival in the opposition parties Kılıçdaroğlu was more than 30%.
On the other hand, the head of the National Welfare Party, Meral Aksener, announced her readiness to return to the opposition “people’s” coalition if the leader of the Turkish opposition, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, accepts the candidacy of the mayors of Istanbul and Ankara for the upcoming presidential elections on May 14.
Aksener added: “If Kılıçdaroğlu accepts the candidacy of the mayors of Istanbul and Ankara, then I will return to the table of six, since our first and last goal is to win the upcoming elections and defeat Erdogan.”
Earlier, Akshener announced its withdrawal from the meetings of the six-party table of the Turkish opposition and the refusal to nominate Kılıçdaroglu for the presidential elections.
Axener believed that the opposition parties at the six-party table did not respond to what the people wanted during their meetings and favored individual and small acquisitions for the good of the entire people.
This happened after disagreements arose between 6 Turkish opposition parties over the proposal of five parties to nominate opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu at a time when the National Welfare Party wanted to discuss the candidacy of Istanbul mayors. Akram Imamoglu and Ankara Mansour Yavas.
For his part, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he expected divisions between the opposition parties, saying: “The leaders of the opposition parties sat down to discuss, so their opinions were divided and their paths parted.”
Erdogan added: “For us in the People’s Alliance, the lives of our citizens are important, unlike the opposition, which is only interested in raising money.”
On Wednesday, Erdogan confirmed that the presidential elections will be held as scheduled on May 14.
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