AKP spokesperson: Erdoğan has 54-56 pct support for first round of votes

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AKP spokesperson Mahir Ünal /Fatemeh Bahrami / Anadolu Agency

Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesperson Mahir Ünal said on Saturday that opinion polls conducted for the party show President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will have 54-56 percent of public support in the first round of the presidential election on June 24, the state-run Anadolu agency reported on Saturday.

Speaking to Kanal 7, Ünal also said according to the opinion polls, the ruling AKP will have support of between 46 and 48 percent in the parliamentary elections.

A recent poll by the SONAR polling company showed that Erdoğan may not win a majority in the first round of presidential election on June 24, hinting that he might garner only 42 percent of the vote, according to the Sözcü daily.

A MetroPoll survey indicated that the AKP and its ally, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), were seen to be attracting support from 54 percent of the electorate in the June 24 general election.

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