Baku, Azerbaijan, June 6
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The presidential election will be held in a democratic atmosphere in Turkey, Turkish President Abdullah Gul was quoted on June 6 by Sabah newspaper as saying.
He expressed confidence that the presidential election, to be held in the country in August this year, will differ from the previous presidential election. This time the people will choose the president of the country for the first time.
The presidential elections are scheduled for August 10, 2014 in Turkey.
If none of the presidential candidates get 51 percent of votes in the first round, then the second round will be held on August 24.
The Turkish president will be elected by the people in 2014, rather than the parliament as opposed to the previous presidential election, according to the referendum results of 2007. The Turkish president is elected for a term of five years instead of seven years set earlier in accordance with the referendum results.
The Turkish opposition is expected to nominate a single candidate at the presidential election.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said that great support of the Turkish people and the results of the municipal election give reason to say that the Turkish Prime Minister may be elected president in case of nominating his candidature.
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