Egemen Bağış, who was elected in 2002 as the MP from the 2nd district of İstanbul in the 9th row, has been appointed again as a candidate of MP for the July 22 elections in the 4th row of the same district.Commenting on the newly announced MP candidate lists bagis said: "With the 4.5 year AK Party term, the second biggest reformation process in the history of our Republic, the "Anatolian Revolution", has come to the end of its first phase. In the morning of July 23, with a revised staff and new excitements, we will start the second phase of this revolution with the authorization of Turkish People."
To a question concerning his list-sequence as suited by his party Bagis replied: "I am very much honored to be a member of AK Party, which took-off with the motto, ‘All for Turkey', and since marked a new era for Turkey. Therefore, I am proud of working for the AK Party by any means." Bagis concluded his remarks by sending his best wishes for the upcoming elections to be for all the goodness of our country.