Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has little chances against the heavyweight Erdogan

The upcoming Turkish presidential election will be a battle between current President Erdogan and Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. Kılıçdaroğlu has been put forward by six opposition parties as the joint presidential candidate, he has a good chance, but the 74-year-old former official does not have much charisma.

The Turkish opposition once again has hope for a strong united front during the presidential elections on Sunday, May 14. After Meral Akşener, leader of the IYI Party, returned to the other opposition parties, Kiliçdaroğlu was put forward as a joint presidential candidate.

Last week, Akşener called off cooperation with the table of six, as the six opposition parties are called who wanted to fight together against the incumbent President Tayyip Erdoğan. She disagreed with Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu’s candidacy for the Turkish presidency.

Kiliçdaroğlu has been the party chairman of the Secular Social Democratic CHP, the largest opposition party, for thirteen years. But in all those years, the party bons never managed to win an election from Erdoğan’S AKP. According to polls, two of Kiliçdaroğlu’s party comrades – the mayors of Istanbul and Ankara – would have been more likely to win the elections.

After Akşener unsuccessfully called for one of them to be the presidential candidate, her party found itself in an isolated position. After consultations with the other opposition parties in which Akşener proposed that the two mayors could become vice president, the Iyi leader has returned to the opposition coalition.

On Monday night, the six parties pushed Kiliçdaroğlu forward as a joint presidential candidate.

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