Erdogan has put forward a candidate in Turkey's presidential elections

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, that Turkey should hold snap presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24 instead of initially scheduled November 2019, in order to appease the switch from the parliament to the presidential system of government.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said lawmakers of the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, agreed to back Erdogan during a meeting on Thursday.

At a Republican People's PartY (CHP) conference at a sports arena in the capital, Ankara, party chief Kemal Kilicdaroglu announced Ince as the candidate, to roaring applause from attendees.

Turkey's two largest opposition parties will today announce their candidates for the historic June 24 presidential election.

"Our candidate is the man of our nation". Ince is one of the most spirited speakers from the opposition in parliament.

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The CHP, Good Party, Felicity Party and Democrat Party signed a declaration on Saturday, marking a four-party election alliance called the "nation alliance" to jointly run in the parliamentary elections.

Three parties in the bloc are fielding their own candidates for the presidential election.

Erdogan has served as president since 2014 - Turkey's first popularly elected president.

After these elections, constitutional changes to create an executive presidency will come into force after they were approved narrowly in an April 2017 referendum.