Türkiye's presidential, parliamentary elections to be held on May 14: Erdogan
Türkiye’s presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on May 14, the country’s president said on Friday, News.Az reports citing Anadolu Agency.
"With the authority given by Article 116 of our Constitution, I signed the decree for renewing the elections on May 14, which were scheduled to be held on June 18, 2023," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at the presidential complex in the capital Ankara.
“Our election agenda will again consist of healing the wounds of the earthquake victims and compensating the economic and social damages of this disaster," Erdogan added.
The Turkish nation will choose not only the president but also all 600 members of parliament on May 14.
In 2017, Turkish voters decided through a referendum to switch from a parliamentary system to an executive presidential system of governance. As of 2018, Türkiye did away with the premiership and fully shifted to a presidential system of government.