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Turkey’s opposing camps seek to broaden base ahead of May elections

The rapprochement between Erdogan’s People’s Alliance and the Kurdish Islamist Huda-Par, seen as the successor of Hezbollah, annoys nationalists, while the move toward arch-conservative New Welfare alarms women. 
Chairman of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu (C).

IZMIR, Turkey — As the date for Turkey’s crucial dual elections was officially set for May 14, the two main alliances started the week with efforts to broaden their electoral base as they trampled over political fault lines.  

The moves for broadening the electoral base come as several polls compiled by Reuters show that the opposition's presidential candidate, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, has up to a 10% advantage against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 

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