Turkey: Presidential candidate Ince pulls out of race to bolster chances for Erdogan’s rival – World News Network

Date:

Share post:

Ankara [Tukrey], May 11 (ANI): Ahead of general elections to be held on Sunday, Muharrem Ince, Turkish presidential candidate, has withdrawn his name from the race, giving a potential boost to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, reported CNN.
Ince had low polling figures and opposition leaders were scared that he would divide the anti-Erdogan votes.
“I am pulling out of this race. I am doing this for my country,” Ince said at a press conference in Ankara, adding that he had faced a “slander campaign.” His name will, however, remain on the ballot, according to CNN.
Referring to the main opposition, he said, “I do not want them to blame me when they lose.”
His centrist party, Homeland, will continue to compete for seats in the parliamentary race. “I urge each household to give Homeland Party at least one vote,” he appealed.
No one of the other contenders received Ince’s support, as per CNN.
In 2018, the 59-year-old campaigned for president but fell short against Erdogan. He left Kilicdaroglu’s Republican People’s Party (CHP) in March of this year and entered the presidential contest. He first rejected requests from his previous party to resign out of fear that he would take votes away from Erdogan’s opponent.
Erdogan expressed his regret at Ince’s withdrawal during a rally in Ankara, saying that it is “impossible to understand why” he did so.
According to Mehmet Karli, a CHP member and Kilicdaroglu’s longtime adviser, Ince’s decision is likely to be supported by the CHP and the larger opposition coalition. He continued by saying that while Ince could refrain from endorsing Kilicdaroglu, it is generally believed that his supporters will support the CHP leader since they wanted to see Erdogan removed from power, reported CNN.
Every five years, elections are held in Turkey. A candidate is elected president if they earn more than 50 per cent of the vote in the first round. However, if no one receives a majority, a runoff election will take place between the two candidates who won the most votes in the first round, the CNN report said.
Murat Somer, a political science professor at Koc University in Istanbul, told CNN, “As the election day become closer, all votes were converging on (Erdogan and Kilicdaroglu and) Ince’s votes were failing,” adding, “He and his party did not want to take this responsibility.”
It remains uncertain as to how Ince’s supporters would vote, but Turkish surveys have shown that a big number of his loyalists would prefer Kilicdaroglu if the Homeland Party leader quit.
Erdogan and Kilicdaroglu are anticipated to run a close race in the election, and pollsters anticipate record voter turnout.
Somer also said, “Even though formally an election, this is actually a referendum and you have only two choices,” CNN reported. (ANI)


Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from a syndicated feed of ANI; only the image & headline may have been reworked by News Services Division of World News Network Inc Ltd and Palghar News and Pune News and World News


Paris Appreciation Awards

Read More

World Polls

Read More

Short News

Read More

Indian Bureaucrats

Read More

World Talent Management

Read More

World Brand Ambassadors

Read More

Film Critics

Read More

Influencers

Read More

Video Press Release

Read More

podcasts Press Release

Read More

Social Media

Read More

Colleges Press Release

Read More

Business Press Release

Read More

Critics Press Release

Read More

Fashion Marketing Press Releases

Read More

Gaming Press Release

Read More

Finance Press Release Distribution

Read More

Creative Press Release

Read More

Animals Press Release

Read More

Tech News Press Release

Read More

Cryptomarket Press Release

Read More

Fitness News Press Release

Read More

Gadgets Press Release

Read More

Gardening Press Release

Read More

Stockmarket Press Release

Read More

Product Reviewers and Marketing

Read More

Crypto Press Release Distribution

Read More

Film Festivals Marketing

Read More

India Real Estate Marketing

Read More

Indian Medical Tourism

Read More

Travel Marketing Press Release

Read More

Health Marketing Press Release

Read More

Events Marketing Press Release

Read More

Restaurants Marketing Press Release

Read More

City Business Listing

Read More

World Import Export

Read More

PR Franchise

Read More

Radio Press Release Distribution

Read More

Movies Distribution

Read More

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

spot_img

Related articles

Dawood Kakar chosen as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Balochistan president – World News Network

Dawood Shah Kakar has been elected as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Balochistan President in the intra-party elections held on March 3

Pakistan: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam opts to refrain, Muttahida Qaumi Movement sets terms for presidential vote – World News Network

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, while addressing a press conference in Karachi on Sunday, made it clear that his party would abstain from voting in the presidential elections, and he conveyed this stance to all leaders of the ruling alliance who had recently sought his support

US: Nikki Haley defeats Donald Trump in Washington DC for first primary victory – World News Network

The contest took place in a downtown hotel just steps away from the heart of Washington, DC's lobbying hub over the weekend.

Paris Appreciation Awards

Read More

World Polls

Read More

Short News

Read More

Indian Bureaucrats

Read More

World Talent Management

Read More

World Brand Ambassadors

Read More

Film Critics

Read More

Influencers

Read More

Video Press Release

Read More

podcasts Press Release

Read More

Social Media

Read More

Colleges Press Release

Read More

Business Press Release

Read More

Critics Press Release

Read More

Fashion Marketing Press Releases

Read More

Gaming Press Release

Read More

Finance Press Release Distribution

Read More

Creative Press Release

Read More

Animals Press Release

Read More

Tech News Press Release

Read More

Cryptomarket Press Release

Read More

Fitness News Press Release

Read More

Gadgets Press Release

Read More

Gardening Press Release

Read More

Stockmarket Press Release

Read More

Product Reviewers and Marketing

Read More

Crypto Press Release Distribution

Read More

Film Festivals Marketing

Read More

India Real Estate Marketing

Read More

Indian Medical Tourism

Read More

Travel Marketing Press Release

Read More

Health Marketing Press Release

Read More

Events Marketing Press Release

Read More

Restaurants Marketing Press Release

Read More

City Business Listing

Read More

World Import Export

Read More

PR Franchise

Read More

Radio Press Release Distribution

Read More

Movies Distribution

Read More