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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 by Deniz Baykal
Leader of the Republican People's Party
Assumed office
22 May 2010
Preceded by Deniz Baykal
Member of the Turkish Parliament
for İstanbul
Assumed office
3 November 2002
Personal details
Born December 17, 1948 (1948-12-17) (age 72)
Nazimiye, Tunceli, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Republican People's Party
Spouse(s) Selvi (Sevim) Kılıçdaroğlu
Children Aslı Kılıçdaroğlu Nadir
Zeynep Kılıçdaroğlu
Kerem Kılıçdaroğlu
Residence Ankara
Alma mater Ankara Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences
Profession Bureaucrat

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. The CHP nominated him as candidate for Mayor of Istanbul in 2009 local elections, in which he gained 36.8% of all votes. Despite this result he could not be first. However this result was a big success for social democrats because they had not ruled Istanbul for many years and this city had become the power centre of AK Parti for long years. This popularity provided him with a great advantage. Upon Deniz Baykal's resignation in 2010, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu became the leader with a record voting rate.

Firstly he took part in the Turkish general election in 2011. The 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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