Turkiye Election 2023: Who is Kamal Kelikdaroglu, called Gandhi of Turkey, who made Erdogan sweat in the presidential election

Turkiye Presidential Election 2023: Islamic country Turkiye (Turkey) is going to have another round of voting for the first time for the presidential election on Sunday, May 28. Votes were also cast here on May 14, but then no candidate got more than 50% votes, which led to the run-off round. Incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faced a tough challenge from his rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the first phase of voting.

Kamal Kelikdaroglu is a 74 year old former bureaucrat. For them "Turkey’s Gandhi" It is believed. Local media called him ‘Gandhi Kamal’ says. He wears spectacles just like Mahatma Gandhi, like him the political style is also polite. He was nominated by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) in Turkey against Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the presidential election.

The chariot of victory of Recep, who has been in power for 20 years, stopped
Now Kamal’s popularity has increased so much that 6 opposition parties in Turkey have given him their support. Because of which he is giving a tough competition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been in power in Turkey for the last 20 years. To win the presidential election in Turkey, a candidate would need 50% of the votes, but due to the increasing influence of Kamal, Erdogan could not get so many votes. In the first round of voting, he could get only 49.52% votes. Because of which Erdogan is pushing again. Tomorrow i.e. on May 28 there will be voting once again.

Hundreds of kms march like Mahatma Gandhi
While Erdogan’s image in Turkey is that of a strict Islamic leader, Kemal Kelikdaroglu’s identity is now ‘Gandhi of Turkey’ has been formed as Kamal adopted the method of Mahatma Gandhi’s Salt Satyagraha movement there. He attracted the attention of the people by raising his voice against the autocracy of President Erdogan by walking a distance of 450 kilometers from Ankara to Istanbul. This is how he emerged as a prominent leader of the opposition. 

Big voice advocating democracy
Many political analysts believe that Kamal’s image is that of an honest and humble leader and since he is advocating civil rights, social justice and democracy in the country If he is considered a big voice, then he can defeat Erdogan. This is the reason that when he was elected the leader of the six-party opposition alliance, the enthusiasm and enthusiasm of his supporters across the country was on the seventh sky. 

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