Turkey’s choice: an election that might be too close to call

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Series Details No. 24,2018 (21.6.2018)
Publication Date 21/06/2018
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The elections of 24 June 2018 – both presidential and parliamentary – are not only of prime importance for the future of Turkish democracy but will also mark the full entry into force of the new constitutional amendments. Following its approval in a highly controversial referendum in April 2017, Turkey will adopt a presidential system of government with very weak checks and balances. According to OSCE ODIHR, ‘the constitution does not fully guarantee the fundamental rights and freedoms that underpin democratic elections and permits legislation to establish further limitations’.

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Turkey to hold snap elections in June http://www.europeansources.info/record/turkish-general-election-24-june-2018/

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