: Opposition: Erdogan’s candidacy is a breach of the constitution
Opposition: Erdogan’s candidacy is a breach of the constitution
The Turkish opposition is opposed to a third term in office for President Erdogan and has now lodged an objection to his candidacy with the electoral authorities. The government sees it differently.
In Turkey, several opposition parties have objected to President Recep’s re-election Tayyip Erdogan submitted to the electoral authority. The opposition party Deva said that this was unconstitutional because he had already been elected president twice.
In the Türkiye It has been discussed for a long time whether Erdogan can run again due to the constitution. Presidential and parliamentary elections will take place on May 14th.
Elections were ordered by presidential decree
The opposition argues that according to the constitution, Erdogan – who was elected president for the first time in 2014 and for a second time in 2018 – can only run for a third time if parliament forces new elections. However, the elections were ordered by presidential decree.
The candidacy Nothing stands in Erdogan’s way, repeated the spokesman for the AKP party, Ömer Celik, on Tuesday. Erdogan was elected the first president in a new presidential system in 2018 after a constitutional amendment – according to the government, previous terms of office do not count. Constitutional law experts are divided on whether a new candidacy is possible or not.
Before the Deva party, the Iyi party already had the electoral authority asked to remove Erdogan from the provisional list of candidates. The final list is to be published in the State Gazette on March 31.