CTP opposition leader calls for elections on 7 January

North Cyprus could be holding early elections on 7 January 2018, according to the leader of the main opposition Republican Turkish Party (CTP) Tufan Erhurman and Prime Minister Huseyin Ozgurgun.

Erhurman announced the proposed date on a BRT broadcast.

The CTP leader, who was responding to an earlier statement by Ozgurgun who called on the CTP to determine a date for possible early elections, said that 7 January was the earliest possible date for elections. “We will be proposing this date in parliament. The prime minister wanted a date… we are giving him one”, he said.

Shortly afterwards, Ozgurgun speaking on BRT’s evening news wished good luck to all those planning to run in the early elections.

A date has been given and we will do what is necessary”, said Ozgurgun. He also said that he found the CTP leader’s call quite sincere and clear.


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