Mittwoch, 17.05.2023 / 22:16 Uhr

Nach Niederlage: Kemal Kilicdaroglu tauscht Wahlmapfteam aus

Dem Kandidaten der Opposition in der Türkei werden nach den Ergebnissen vom letzten Sonntag wenig Chance eingeräumt, die Stichwahl am 28.5 für sich entscheiden zu können. 

Und doch erklärte er, er wolle um diesen Sieg und jede Stimme kämpfen und tauschte heute sein Team aus:

Turkey's opposition presidential candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu has revamped his campaign team following his first round loss against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Sources told Middle East Eye on Tuesday that Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu is set to assume a more prominent role in shaping Kilicdaroglu's new electoral strategy.

The decision comes after Erdogan secured 49.5 percent of the votes in the presidential race, well ahead of Kilicdaroglu who managed 44.9 percent, according to Turkey’s election authority.

A runoff election is scheduled for 28 May.

Kilicdaroglu took decisive action following the election, beginning with the dismissal of Onursal Adiguzel, the deputy chairman of the Republican People's Party (CHP), who led the elections and propaganda team responsible for monitoring the vote. (...)


Meanwhile, two sources familiar with recent developments revealed that the CHP had not formulated a well-defined strategy for the runoff election and is now in the process of finalising a roadmap. 

Erdogan, on the other hand, has already instructed the newly elected members of parliament to remain in their respective electoral districts and continue campaigning until the runoff.

The sources suggested that Kilicdaroglu intends to launch a more intense campaign, specifically targeting 5.2 million first-time voters and young voters.

In a message directed at young voters, Kilicdaroglu said on Twitter: "Those who want change outnumber those who don't in our country. You don't even have enough money for basic necessities, including buying a cup of coffee. Your joy of life has been stolen. Yet, youth should be carefree. They haven't let you experience this even for a day. While we argue, they stand united against you."

Later on Tuesday, Kilicdaroglu appointed Mehmet Ali Yuksel, a CHP official representing Istanbul's impoverished Kagithane district, as his adviser for elections and electoral propaganda."