Opinion: Early elections in 2020?
The downside of an early election is that Turkish economy can’t handle another one with attendant rampant populism
Since 2014 Turkey had at least one national election a year! We thought the cycle ended with 2019 municipal elections, of which one (Istanbul) was subject to redo. But, early election talk surfaced last week, with the entire opposition challenging President Erdogan at the polls. Erdogan and his ally MHP don’t want elections, because they think Operation Peace spring gained them new spring and the economy is improving. However, former AKP heavyweights Ali Babacan and Ahmet Davutoglu launching their own parities and clawing voters from AKP could force their hand. Also, a winter recession. The downside is that Turkish economy can’t handle another election with attendant rampant populism.
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