In Turkey, the head of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party, Devlet Bahceli stated he is looking forward to early presidential elections, that should take place late in the summer.
Instead of the scheduled general elections of November 2019, addressing his party’s parliamentary group in Ankara, Bahceli proposed that presidential polls should take place on August 26, 2018: “It should be known that the MHP wants early elections after the adjustment laws are enacted. Electing the president on Aug. 26… is the most rational and reasonable way forward.”
One year ago, on April 16, 2017, after a referendum that was held in Turkey, it was decided that “the majority of voters decided in favor of an 18-article bill to switch from a parliamentary to a presidential system”, as Anadolu reads…. / IBNA