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In Turkish Election, Jailed Candidate Seeks Presidency and to Keep Erdoğan's Party Below Majority in Parliament

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    microbug
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    The current state of affairs in Turkey is truly awful. Is there really any hope that this candidate will be able to challenge Erdogan’s rule when Erdogan is already effectively a dictator?

    The current state of affairs in Turkey is truly awful. Is there really any hope that this candidate will be able to challenge Erdogan’s rule when Erdogan is already effectively a dictator?

    3 votes
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      jgb
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      This guy isn't the main opposition to Ergodan, Muharrem İnce is - and he's posing a pretty strong threat to the incumbent. Yes, Ergodan is extremely authoritarian, but he could nonetheless be...

      This guy isn't the main opposition to Ergodan, Muharrem İnce is - and he's posing a pretty strong threat to the incumbent. Yes, Ergodan is extremely authoritarian, but he could nonetheless be toppled by democratic means.

      5 votes
    2. BuckeyeSundae
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      Yeah, I tried to reword this article's title slightly to make it more clear that the jailed candidate the article focuses on is not a serious contender for the presidency (for one thing, he's...

      Yeah, I tried to reword this article's title slightly to make it more clear that the jailed candidate the article focuses on is not a serious contender for the presidency (for one thing, he's kurdish). For him the best path forward is to earn enough votes to cross a threshold that gives his party representation in Parliament, and would importantly potentially deny Erdogan's party a majority caucus.

      1 vote