Turkey’s ruling party voids elections it lost, demanding do-over


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Turkey’s ruling party has voided the March 31 elections where its opposition won narrow victories and has scheduled new elections for June 23.

Istanbul’s mayoral election was affected by “organised crime and serious corruption”, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says. Mr Erdogan was defending the decision to re-run the 31 March vote, which returned a slim win for the opposition.

Opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu, who has been stripped of his duties, described the move as “treacherous”. The European Parliament also said the decision would end the credibility of democratic elections in Turkey

I wonder if Erdogan’s ruling party is aligned with our own Democratic Party. They sure behave in a similar manner.

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3 comments

  • wodun

    Time to get our nukes out of Turkey.

  • m d mill

    The same thing is happening with Brexit. PM May is now threatening to hold another Brexit referendum.
    Democratic voting is meaningless if you only accept the election results that you demand.
    May was never going to accept Brexit, but only a somewhat modified EU membership agreement. That was always her plan. She’s simply a lying B…Brexiter.

  • Phill O

    I have been informed by an immigrant from the Netherlands that referendums have been cancelled because the politicians know what people want and do not want the embarrassment of a lost referendum.

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