Early parliamentary and presidential elections may be the youngest member of Turkey (Iyi Parti), the youngest and most popular candidate of the current head of state, thanks to the fact that fifteen parliamentarians from the main parliamentary opposition force, the Kemalist Republican People’s Party (CHP) It ranks.
According to the relevant law, a party may take part in the elections if it has held at least half a year before the general assembly of more than half of the 81 provinces of the country or has at least 20 seats in the legislature for the formation of the faction.
The Good Party can not meet the first criterion for practical reasons, because half a year ago at the end of October 2017 was founded by former Interior Minister Meral Aksener in the hope of succeeding in calling the current head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the next presidential election.
On Wednesday, Erdogan made an unexpected announcement: instead of the original scheduled date, instead of November 2019, the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections will be held on June 24 this year, after which the executive presidential system will enter the country.
According to the Good Party Program, Aksener would transform the executive presidential system into a current parliamentary system within a year.
For the Good Party, on the day of its evolution, five parliamentarians joined, those who had previously left other opposition parties working independently in the legislature. Fifteen politicians of the CHP have now turned to the party leader Aksener on the orders of the party chairman, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, a few hours before the Supreme Electoral Council decided on the parties entitled to start and proclaimed their names.
Kilicdaroglu’s history has gone beyond any recognition – said Meral Aksener, President of the People’s Party.
Bülent Tezcan CHP spokesman at a press conference in parliament on Sunday said that “history will be remembered as a hero of democracy.” He added that in order to “remove the traps placed in front of democracy”.
Bekir Bozdag, spokesman for the ruling AKP (Truth and Development Party), on the other hand, said CHP’s decision as “an example of political immorality” on Twitter.
Aksener was a member of the True Way Party (DYP) between June 1996 and June 1997 and was deputy prime minister of the nationalist National Movement Party (MHP) between August 2007 and June 2015. Within the framework of the MHP, Aksener’s opposition group and leadership ended their ways when the party leader, Devlet Bahceli, supported Erdogan in the referendum on the forthcoming introduction of the executive presidency on 16 April last year.
The entry into force of the constitutional amendment widens the powers of the current head of state, who will be the head of the executive power. He can nominate and suspend ministers from office, or have one or more vice-presidents. The move will end with the establishment of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey in 1923.
According to the AKP and the MHP, the constitutional amendment would ensure the stability of state administration, while the opponents of change fear that Turkey will become an authoritarian state ruled by a single man.
Erdogan pointed out in a public speech in Istanbul on Friday that “domestic and foreign policy, military and economic developments have shown that it would be a serious price if we go on with the current system”. As he said, “I consider June 24 as a sort of earthquake preparation.” “We are preparing for the devastating effects of the earthquake,” he added.
According to the decision of the Supreme Election Council (YSK), ten parties have fulfilled the necessary conditions and may start in the elections, including all four parliamentary parties and the Good Party.
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