Leader of the Nationalist Movement Party in Turkey Calls for Early Elections

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The Turkish ruling party will evaluate a call for early presidential and parliamentary elections, said Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister, Bekir Bozdag.

According to Yevropeiska Pravda, the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Devlet Bahçeli, called for early elections. He proposed that the elections that are supposed to be held in November 2019, should be brought forward to August of this year.

He said that Turkey “cannot endure until November 3, 2019.”

MHP is an ally of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti), headed by the current President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. He has already stated that he will meet with Bahçeli on April 18 to discuss this issue.

According to Bahçeli, the vice prime minister and the press secretary of the Turkish government said that the proposal for early elections should be discussed by the AK Parti.

Erdogan said that the constitutional changes about the presidential system will be fully implemented after the elections. Turkey passed a referendum one year ago, which allowed the country to shift from a parliamentary system to a presidential system.