Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere
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Meral Aksener's new party

Ankara, Turkey Politics October 2 @ 1:12pm

Meral Aksener, former interiour minister and dissident of the nationalist MHP party will finally officially found her new political party on 25 October in Ankara. The venue for the founding congress cancelled the reservation due to pressure, Aksener said, if necessary they will hold the congress in a tent in a park. Mrs Aksener's party could be a real challenge for the absolute majority of the AKP in the upcoming 2019 elections. Many MHP members and sympathizers are uncomfortable with the direction of the party leadership and its close alliance to the governing party. Besides former MHP members and sympathizers the party will try to attract centre-right, conservative voters.
I will be in Ankara for the founding congress.
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