This Sunday, May 14, 64 million voters vote to elect their president and their deputies.
To win the presidential election, a candidate must obtain 50% of the votes. A second round would take place on May 28.
Outgoing President, in power since 2003, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is supported by the People’s Alliance, a coalition comprising mainly the AKP and the far-right MHP party.
Opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) created in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, is supported by the Nation Alliance, a coalition bringing together the main opposition parties.
Third political force in the country, the Kurdish HDP party does not present a candidate, which is analyzed as a way of allowing votes to be transferred to Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
The Parliament is renewed this same Sunday, May 14. Twenty-six parties grouped for the most part into four coalitions compete in the legislative elections.