Akinci, Erhurman and Hasipoglu are leading the race for the “presidential elections”!
Mustafa Akinci is enjoying the support of the majority of the Turkish Cypriots!
New opinion poll shows that:
1. Akinci with 31,8%, (compared to 33% that he received in the opinion poll conducted three months ago)
2. Erhurman with 17% (compared to 16%)
3. Hasipoglu with 8,12%
4. Denktas with to 7.8% (who increased his percentage compared to 6,8%)
5. Ozersay, with 4,8% (He scored the biggest loss in his support since he received 11,4% in the previous opinion poll of CMIRS conducted three months ago)
6. Arikli with 1,8% (compared to 2,2 % that he received in the last opinion poll) ,[The leader of the settlers’ party]
“Turkish Cypriot daily Kıbrıs (21.10.19) reports that according to an opinion poll conducted by the Center for Migration, Identity and Rights’ Studies (CMIRS), as regards the possible candidates for the forthcoming “presidential elections” of April 2020, Akinci, Erhurman and Hasipoglu are leading the race.
In the opinion poll conducted in September 2019, the name of the “deputy” with the National Unity Party (UBP) Oguzhan Hasipoglu was included in the opinion poll, as a candidate of UBP, since his name was mention backstage after the statements of UBP’s leader, Ersin Tatar that he was not going to be a candidate for the party.
CMIRS chairman Mine Yucel stated that Tatar’s name was included in the opinion poll conducted in June 2019 adding that Tatar received in that poll 10%.
The names included in the current poll were Mustafa Akinci, Tufan Erhurman, Oguzhan Hasipoglu, Kudret Ozersay, Serdar Denktas and Erhan Arikli.
The percentage of those stating that they would not vote, or that they are undecided or that they would vote for another candidate who was not included in the list was up to 28,6%, compared to 20% at the last opinion poll conducted three months ago.
First in the preference of respondents was Akinci with 31,8%, compared to 33% that he received in the opinion poll conducted three months ago.
Second comes Erhurman with 17% compared to 16%, third comes Hasipoglu with 8,12% and fourth comes Denktas who increased his percentage to 7.8% compared to 6,8%.
Ozersay, who received 4,8% in the current opinion poll scored the biggest loss in his support since he received 11,4% in the previous opinion poll of CMIRS conducted three months ago.
Finally Arikli,[The leader of the settlers’ party] received 1,8% compared to 2,2 % that he received in the last opinion poll.” [PIO (CS)]