Turkey ruling party, AKP, loses majority in surprise results

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    Erdogan isn't exactly popular with the Turks I know.
     
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    Whether at the ballot box or on the battlefield, it's always a good day when Islamist's lose.
     
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    the 10% treshold clause in the election system in turkey is excessive IMHO ... it's way, way too high and prevents a diverse party system in parliament. If there had been 3 parties getting only 8-9% it could mean 25-30% of voters ending up without representation.
     
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    Here in a UK a party got 12.5% of the vote and one seat. Shows how bad first past the post is.
     
  7. Happybunny, Jun 9, 2015
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    This was not so unexpected. This has been on the horizon for some months now.

    At least here in Europe, when the HDP (left wing Kurdish) broadened it’s appeal to embrace the center.

    The word on the streets was, all those who were against Erdoğan were going to combine their vote with the HDP.

    This was historic as Turks were going to vote for a Kurdish party, but if it meant an end to the power grip of Erdoğan, they would.

    It might have been on the news in the USA/UK, if it hadn’t been put in the shadow of Kim Kardashian’s ass.
     

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