Turkish PM ready to leave politics in case of defeat in presidential election
Baku, Azerbaijan, August 4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ready to leave politics in case of defeat in the presidential election, Deputy Prime Minister Emrullah Ishler said according to the Turkish TRT Haber TV channel.
The reforms carried out by Erdogan in the country, is a clear proof that the Turkish people will support his candidacy in the presidential elections, he said.
The presidential election in Turkey has been scheduled for August 10, 2014. If none of the candidates gains 51 percent of votes in the first round, the second round will take place on August 24.
As distinct from the previous presidential election, the Turkish president will be elected by the people, not by the parliament as of 2014, according to the results of a referendum held in 2007.
Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party nominated Prime Minister, Erdogan's candidacy for the presidential election.
Turkish oppositional Republican People's Party (CHP) nominated the former Secretary-General of the OIC Ekmeleddin lIhsanoglu as a candidate for the presidential elections on June 16.
Edited by CN