Turkey: CHP to announce candidates by year's end

Senior lawmaker of Turkey's main opposition party said efforts to determine candidates ongoing

Turkey: CHP to announce candidates by year's end

A senior lawmaker of Turkey's main opposition party said on Wednesday that they will announce their candidates for the local elections slated for March 2019 by the end of December.

In a news conference at the parliament, Republican People's Party (CHP) lawmaker Mehmet Bekaroglu said works to determine the candidates were still ongoing.

Bekaroglu said the ongoing efforts included tendency surveys, polls, as well as interviews meetings with opinion leaders.

"By the end of December, all candidates for the CHP mayorship will be most probably announced," he said.

Local elections are set to be held across Turkey on March 31, 2019.

The election calendar being prepared by the Supreme Election Council will come into effect on Jan. 1, 2019.

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