Former Presidential Candidature İhsanoğlu to Run as Candidate for MHP

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İhsanoğlu, the former joint presidential candidate of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) is expected to be nominated for MHP as Istanbul’s second-region, Turkish media reported on Tuesday.

Additionally, the media reported that İhsanoğlu has requested from MHP’s chairman Devlet Bahçeli to keep his candidacy secret until the candidate lists were officially announced on Tuesday.

The MHP’s list of candidates was prepared after long assessments based on online tendency surveys, and one-on-one talks with opinion leaders.

İhsanoğlu ran as the joint presidential candidate for CHP and MHP in the presidential elections held on August 10, 2014 and lost the election.