Turkish PM`s adviser says president to be elected in first round of voting

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Baku, Azerbaijan, June 7
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

The Turkish president probably will be elected in the first round of voting and the second round of the presidential election will not be required, according to the Turkish PM`s Advisor Yalcin Akdogan.

However, he did not name the candidate for the presidential elections of the Turkish ruling party, the Turkish "Milliyet" newspaper wrote.

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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