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Turkey\'s CHP puts coup suspects in candidate MP lists
Turkey\'s CHP puts coup suspects in candidate MP lists

Sixty-four lawmakers from the main opposition Republican People\'s Party were not included in the candidate MP lists.

Sixty-four lawmakers from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) were not included in the candidate MP lists.

The CHP submitted to the Higher Election Board (YSK) its list of candidate MPs for the upcoming general elections due on June 12.

The list included all of 17 members of the CHP Central Executive Board, but excluded Onder Sav, the former secretary general; Kemal Anadol, a former chairman of CHP group at parliament; Ali Topuz; Hakki Suha Okay; Mehmet Sevigen; Yilmaz Ates; Nesrin Baytok; Onur Oymen; Dervis Gunday; Tayfun Icli; Sukru Elekdag; Algan Hacaloglu; Mustafa Ozyurek; Birgen Keles; Bayram Meral; Ahmet Tan; Canan Aritman; Bulent Baratali; Ahmet Ersin; Cevdet Selvi; Orhan Ziya Diren; and Enis Tutuncu.

CHP chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu has run from Istanbul Zone 2; whereas former chairman Deniz Baykal is a candidate from the southern province of Antalya.

Moreover, Mustafa Balbay and Mehmet Haberal, two suspects of the Ergenekon case who are actually in prison, are candidate CHP MPs from the western province of Izmir and northern province of Zonguldak.

Political parties in Turkey on Monday submitted their lists of candidates who will run for the MP in the 550-seat parliament in the upcoming general elections on June 12.

Eighteen parties, including the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), are set to take part in the elections while six political parties said they will not compete.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been nominated from Istanbul, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli from the southern province of Osmaniye.

General elections in Turkey were last held in 2007, which saw the AK Party claimed a powerful 46.58 percent majority to win 341 seats.

Main opposition CHP received 20.88 percent of the popular support to win 112 seats, and MHP won 14.27 percent and 71 seats. A total of 26 independent candidates were elected as MPs.


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Press agenda on February 19
Press agenda on February 19

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