Turkish party names Recep Tayyip Erdogan as presidential candidate

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Ince stated that he would take the country back to the parliamentary system if he gets elected as president.

President and AK Party Chairman Recep Tayyip Erdogan was named the AK Party's candidate and is supported by the nationalist MHP and the Great Unity Party (BBP). "When we chose our candidate, we only thought about the future of our nation's prosperity and happiness", Yildirim said.

On May 4, the Republican People's Party (CHP) nominated Muharrem İnce to challenge Erdoğan in the June 24 presidential election.

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Should Erdogan win, he will receive another five-year mandate which would allow him to press on with a transformation of Turkey that began when he first became prime minister in 2003.

The CHP, Good Party, Felicity Party and Democrat Party signed a declaration on Saturday, marking a four-party election alliance called the "nation alliance" to jointly run in the parliamentary elections.

Political parties in Turkey are announcing their candidates for the June 24 presidential election.

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After these elections, constitutional changes to create an executive presidency will come into force after they were approved narrowly in an April 2017 referendum.

"We together with the head of the MHP, Devlet Bahceli, stated as a single candidate from the "people's Alliance" party (AKP and MHP) President Tayyip Erdogan", he said.

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