Votes of AKP, MHP rapidly declining, Turkish main opposition's report shows

Votes of the AKP and MHP are rapidly declining, according to field research and surveys carried out by the main opposition CHP. A report on the issue was presented to CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, which showed that MHP would fail to pass the election threshold if elections were held today.

CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.

Duvar English 

Votes of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its far-right ally Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) are rapidly declining, according to a report prepared by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP). 

The report that was prepared based on field research and surveys showed that the MHP would fail to pass the 10 percent election threshold if elections were held today. 

The AKP's support is at 33 percent, the CHP's is at 24.9, a senior CHP official told Duvar about the report, noting that the right-wing Good (İYİ) Party would get 14 percent of the votes. 

While support for the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) stands at 12 percent, the MHP would fail to enter parliament with its current 6.6 percent support. 

The report shows that the People's Alliance consisting of the AKP and the MHP suffers a 14 percent decline when compared to the previous elections. 

CHP officials said that the ruling bloc will lose further votes until the next elections. 

Although elections are scheduled to be held in June 2023, the opposition has been calling on the government to hold snap polls, citing the economic crisis in the country. 

Various polls show that support for the Nation Alliance spearheaded by the CHP and the İYİ Party is increasing. According to CHP officials, the ruling alliance sees that its votes are melting and thus escapes from early elections to hold on to power.