CHP launch manifesto
The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has launched its manifesto and started campaigning for the general election due to take place on 12th June 2011.
Launching the manifesto, party leader Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu, promised a new constitution, the abolition of the Higher Education Board and to address Kurdish issues.
Central to the manifesto pledges was one that promised to turn 20 provinces into regional hubs where investment would be put in to promote their natural resources and industry. Key industries including culture, food and tourism were highlighted as well as attracting inward investment.
The CHP is the main opposition party with 112 of 550 seats in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.