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AK Party regains majority for single-party rule in repeat election

5 years ago | Posted in: Latest Politics News | 604 Views

The snap election results indicated that the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) has regained the majority in a repeat parliamentary election on Sunday by winning 49 percent of the votes.

Despite pursuing divisive language and showing authoritarian tendencies through repressive policies over the country’s dissenting voices, the AK Party, which played the nationalism card by waging war against the country’s Kurds after it declared the end of the Kurdish settlement process, seems to have reached its goal to rule the country single-handedly.

Thus, the AK Party managed to secure 314 seats in Parliament even more than necessary to continue its single-party rule for another term after a break after the June election. Winning back the parliamentary majority, the AK Party, however, seems to have failed to obtain the votes that will enable it to amend the Constitution in line with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s wishes to place a presidential system in Turkey by replacing with the current parliamentary system, paving the way for a one-man rule… see more

source: todayszaman

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