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Submitted by cuneyt (Italy), Jun 14, 2011 at 13:32

The reason for the rule was to set up a strong parliament. Before the military coup, there were small fractions in the parliament, and nothing could get done. Bickering and blatant politicking had people disgusted with the parliament. For example it took 12 months to elect a new president in that atmosphere.

The 10 percent rule was set up long before Kurds had political parties. We are talking about 80's when Kurds voted for leftist or rightist parties in Turkey. Kurdish parties rose to prominence in late 90's. ...


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Title Commenter Date Thread
3Not really [89 words]cuneytJun 14, 2011 13:32186339
3Turkey's regression [97 words]NuritGJun 14, 2011 03:40186316
2Free Turkey [271 words]realistJun 15, 2011 14:06186316
Islamic power is growing. [172 words]Naushad OmarJun 18, 2011 11:35186316
2Turkish irony? [183 words]Richard PolirerJun 13, 2011 16:53186281

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