Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu Re-elected The Leder of The Republican People’s Party (CHP)
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu agreed to hold the congress after he was challenged by several of the party’s lawmakers following a disappointing result in the presidential elections in August when the opposition joint candidate Ekmeleddin Ihsanoğlu, came second but with a lower than expected number of votes.
The Republican People’s Party (CHP) gathered in Ankara’s Ticaret Odası Congresium Hall to vote to elect a party chairman.
“Respecting any identity or belief does not mean shifting to the right,” Kılıçdaroğlu told delegates.
Kılıçdaroğlu added that he loves everyone without making any discrimination between right and left.
Expressing the importance of democracy and freedom, Kılıçdaroğlu said that he defends the rights and interests of public.
Meanwhile, the other candidate Muharrem Ince criticized Kılıçdaroğlu’s decision to field a joint presidential candidate with the right-wing Nationalist Movement Party.
Speaking at the congress, Ince said “When I first heard the name ‘Ihsanoğlu’, I saw 100% failure against Erdoğan.”