European Perspective: Turkish elections 2018
28 June, by Michał J. Ekiert, Radu Dumitrescu, Tobias Gerhard Schminke, Xesc Mainzer Cardell
In the Turkish presidential election, the country’s authoritarian leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won a new term in office, securing an outright majority of 52.5% in the first round. Erdoğan’s ’People’s Alliance’ coalition won an absolute majority in the Turkish legislature, although the AKP party no longer commands a parliamentary majority by itself. Editors from different editions of the JEF web magazine reflect on the election.
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