Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

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Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

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Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu in 2009
Leader of the Main Opposition
Assumed office
22 May 2010
Preceded byDeniz Baykal
Leader of the Republican People's Party
Assumed office
22 May 2010
Preceded byDeniz Baykal
Member of the Turkish Parliament
for İstanbul
Assumed office
3 November 2002
Personal details
Born (1948-12-17) December 17, 1948 (age 71)
Nazimiye, Tunceli, Turkey
Political partyRepublican People's Party
Spouse(s)Selvi (Sevim) Kılıçdaroğlu
ChildrenAslı Kılıçdaroğlu Nadir
Zeynep Kılıçdaroğlu
Kerem Kılıçdaroğlu
Alma materAnkara Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu (born 17 December 1948) is a Turkish politician. He is the currently leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP) and the leader of the Main Opposition in Turkey. He has been the Member of Parliament for İstanbul since 2002.

He became popular with the documents about lawlessness. He was nominated by the CHP as candidate for Mayor of İstanbul in 2009 local elections, in which he gained 36.8% of all votes. Despite this result he couldn't be 1st. However this result was big success for social democrats because they couldn't rule Istanbul for long years and this city has become the power center of AK Parti for long years. This popularity provided him a great advantage. Upon Deniz Baykal's resignation in 2010, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu became the leader with the record vote rate.

Firstly he participated to the Turkish general election in 2011. Republican People's Party gained 25.98% of all votes with an increase of about 6 points. However, this was not enough to be ruling party.

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