Turkey's main opposition party leader has been re-elected on Friday in Ankara. Kemal Kilicdaroglu, 65, who has been the head of the Republican People's Party, CHP, since 2010, was reelected Friday with approximately 64 percent of the vote at an extraordinary congress.

The main opposition party had gathered in Ankara Ticaret Odasi Congresium Hall for the 18th extraordinary congress for a vote on the party chairman, following a disappointing result in the presidential election earlier last month.

In total, 740 delegates voted for Kilicdaroglu while his opponent. Muharrem Ince, 50, received 415 votes.

Also, 1,181 delegates out of 1,218 voted. Of these, 1,155 votes were declared valid and 26 invalid.

Former deputy group chairman Ince had announced in August that he would challenge Kilicdaroglu for party leadership. 

Ince was elected a lawmaker in his hometown of Yalova in northwestern Turkey in 2002. Kilicdaroglu was elected Istanbul MP in 2002 and the chairman of the opposition party at the 33rd Ordinary General Assembly of the party held on May 22, 2010.