Turkey's main opposition the Republican People's Party (CHP) is struggling to find suitable candidates for its Ankara provincial branch, sources at the CHP headquarters said. After the former CHP Ankara branch head Necati Yılmaz resigned so that he could run in the upcoming general election in June 2015, the CHP still cannot find a suitable candidate to replace Yılmaz. According to sources from the CHP, the party's management offered the position to Hikmet Çetin, the former minister of foreign affairs who served as the CHP chairman in 1995, but he rejected the offer. Sources also said that former branch head Yılmaz wanted to return to his previous position once he realized after his resignation that he has little chance of being elected as a deputy. However, party management found his request inappropriate. The CHP Central Executive Committee (MYK) held a meeting on Wednesday to assign the new provincial branch to replace people who resigned from their post to become a deputy candidate. The CHP administration announced after the meeting that they have assigned a new head for the party's branch in the İzmir province, but there was no announcement regarding the CHP's Ankara branch.