The candidate of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) in the June 24 presidental poll will be Muharrem İnce, CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu.
“On June 24, I will, God willing, be president by the wish of the people,” Ince added after being called to the stage at an Ankara rally by Kilicdaroglu.
“For 80 million people (Turkey’s population)… I will be everyone’s president. I will be an unbiased president,” he added.
The candidacy of Ince, a former physics teacher and MP since 2002, was approved at a meeting of CHP MPs where all 110 of its lawmakers voted for him to stand.
In a sign of his impartiality, he removed his CHP pin and wore another one with the Turkish flag on it.
“Everything will be much more beautiful. We will write history on June 24,” he said.