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MP: Turkish ruling party may falsify election results

Politics Materials 11 May 2011 18:29
The Turkish ruling party will try to achieve victory in the elections legally and illegally. Falsification is not excluded in the elections, MP from the Republican People's Party Onur Oymen said.
MP: Turkish ruling party may falsify election results

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 11 / Trend A. Tagiyeva /

The Turkish ruling party will try to achieve victory in the elections legally and illegally. Falsification is not excluded in the elections, MP from the Republican People's Party Onur Oymen said.

"The Justice and Development Party (AKP) will not stop at anything to achieve victory," Oymen told Trend over phone from Ankara.

He said that all the statements of leaders of the ruling party that the opposition parties have no credibility among the population and will not gain the required number of votes, are aimed at reducing the rating of these parties.

"Erdogan and other AKP leaders made illegal and unfounded accusations against members of other parties to lower their rating," he added.

Last week, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that according to the survey conducted among population, the ruling Justice and Development Party is the leader in the number of supporters and it will get 45-50 percent of votes in elections. The Republican People's Party can rely on 25 percent of votes. Regarding the Nationalist Movement Party, it has no chance of winning. It is out of play.

He said that such polls before elections are ineffective because they do not reflect reality.

Commenting on the possible result of the elections, MP said that the Justice and Development Party will not have success in the elections and will not be able to stay in power.

"AKP does not have previous popularity among the population," he said. "The victory of the party in the elections is absolutely unreal."
The regular parliamentary elections are scheduled for June 12, 2011. Erdogan's party has been in power in Turkey since November 2002. It gained about 47 percent of votes in the last parliamentary elections held in June 2007 and formed a single-party government.

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