Final list of Turkish candidate MPs announced

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    The final list of Turkish political parties' candidate MPs that will run in parliamentary elections on June 24 was published early Thursday in the official gazette.

    The Supreme Board of Election (YSK) reviewed the objections to the candidate lists and made a decision.

    According to the YSK, eight political parties including the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will run in the parliamentary elections.

    The remaining parties are the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Felicity (Saadet) Party, Patriotic (Vatan) Party, Free Cause (Hüda-Par) Party and newly formed Good (IYI) Party.

    There are also 68 independent candidates across the country, the YSK said.

    This April, parliament passed a bill for early elections on June 24, cementing Turkey’s move to a presidential system.

    In an April 2017 referendum, Turkish voters approved the switch from a parliamentary system to a presidential one.

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