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The A.K.P.’s Complex Victory in Turkey

Dario Cristiani writes in Power and Interest News Report:

The elections have represented a sort of paradox for the A.K.P.: they have demonstrated how the party has strongly increased its popular support but, at the same time, has fewer seats than before the elections. That is because the M.H.P. has exceeded the electoral threshold of ten percent. Hence, while the A.K.P. has received an autonomous parliamentary majority, it does not have the capability to elect the president on its own.

The elections, however, have demonstrated again the electoral power and the consensus that the A.K.P. has among the Turkish electorate. This consensus is rooted in a series of structural and contingent factors, which explain how the A.K.P. has strengthened its popular support during the past few years.

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