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Turkish electoral peculiarities

Reader comment on item: A Critical Moment For Turkey

Submitted by Quaoar (Finland), May 16, 2007 at 13:10

—"aided by Turkish electoral peculiarities" writes Dr Pipes.

Could somebody please elaborate? I faintly remember that the actual vote of AKP hovers somewhere around 30 %. How come they suddenly have a "nearly two-thirds majority today" in the Grand National Assembly?


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Daniel Pipes replies:

Because the many parties with under 10 percent of the total vote were excluded from parliament.

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