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Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu

Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu was born in Nazimiye District of Tunceli Province, Turkey, in 1948. He studied economics at Ankara University, from which he graduated in 1971. In 1983, he was appointed deputy director general of Revenue Administration attached to the Ministry of Finance. In 1991, Kılıçdaroğlu became director general of the social security administration, Bağ‐Kur. The following year he was appointed director general of the other social security administration, SSK. Before retiring in 1999, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu had served for a while as the deputy undersecretary in Ministry of Labor and Social Security. He chaired the ad‐hoc committe of informal economy, established during the preperatory works for Turkey’s 8th five–year Economic Development Plan. He was one of the Board Members of Turkish Is Bank. Following the 2002 general elections, he became a member of Parliament (elected inIstanbul). He was re‐elected to parliament in 2007 and he became the deputy speaker of his party's parliamentary group. Kılıçdaroğlu was elected as Chairman of Republican People’s Party at the Party’s Congress in Istanbul on 22 May 2010.

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