AKP and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have agreed to adjudge early local elections on Oct. 27, 2013. They had been scheduled to take place in March 2014.
On a meeting closed to press, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday declared that a deal had been struck with the MHP, and told that the 2 parties were presently working on a related constitutional amendment.
Today, Nurettin Canikli, deputy chair of the AKP’s parliamentary group, will carry a assembling with Muharrem İnce, deputy chair of the parliamentary group of the CHP. Canikli is looking for accompaniment from the main opposition party for the accord to adjudge early local elections next autumn. The CHP has previously objected to the thought of holding early local elections. Anyhow, as soon as Parliament’s legislative year begins, the AKP and the MHP will submit a joint proposition to set the date for early local elections at Oct. 27, 2013. This will involve the drafting and approval of a temporary article within the Constitution.