UPDATES WITH REELECTION OF KILICDAROGLU AS PARTY CHAIRMAN; CHANGES HEADLINE, DECK
By Baris Gundogan, Burcu Calik Gocumlu and Merve Yildizalp Ozmen
ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) reelected Kemal Kilicdaroglu as the chairman on Saturday.
Kilicdaroglu garnered 1,251 votes out of 1,318 during the 37th regular congress of party. He assumed the post for seventh term.
The two-day congress started at Bilkent University's Odeon exhibition center in the capital Ankara.
On the first day of the congress, the delegates elected the party chairman. They will vote to elect 60 members of the party's assembly on Sunday.
During the congress, Ozlem Cercioglu, the mayor of the metropolitan municipality in the western Aydin province, was elected the council chairperson of the party.
Kilicdaroglu has been serving as the chairman of CHP since 2010. He took the office at the 33rd regular congress, held after the resignation of Deniz Baykal, a former chairman.