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Türkiye’s presidential, parliamentary polls will be held on May 14: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has indicated that Türkiye’s presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on May 14.

“This nation will do what is necessary on May 14 God willing,” Erdogan said on Wednesday in a speech to lawmakers from his AK Party in parliament, referring to the date on which he previously said elections would be held.

The Turkish leader previously proposed holding the crunch election on May 14.

But after the massive quake that killed more than 45,000 people in Türkiye, there had been suspicion whether that vote could go ahead as planned because of challenges posed to the country’s election authorities to prepare and make logistical arrangements for the voting in the quake zone.

Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency across 11 quake-hit provinces.

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