Baku, Azerbaijan, June 5
By Jamila Aliyeva - Trend:
It is not ruled out that a coalition government will be formed in Turkey following the upcoming parliamentary election, according to Yusuf Cinar, the president of the Turkish international research center, Strategic Outlook.
Cinar, in an interview with Trend, said despite that the ruling Justice and Development Party has been in power for 13 years, in comparison with the elections of previous years its position has got somewhat shaken after the corruption scandal, and due to the campaign against the supporters of the movement of Fethullah Gulen, the Islamic figure residing in US.
The expert said that according to the surveys conducted in Turkey, the ruling party can enjoy a victory garnering some 39 to 42 percent of the votes.
"The oppositional Republican People's Party, according to the surveys, can score 26-29 percent of the vote," Cinar said. "The Nationalist Movement Party is expected to garner 14-17 percent. The oppositional Peoples' Democratic Party will gain about 9-12 percent."
Cinar said that if the Peoples' Democratic Party overcomes the 10-percent threshold and goes into the parliament, the ruling party will have to create a coalition government.
The expert added that the ruling party could have created a coalition government with the Nationalist Movement Party. However, he said, the Nationalist Movement Party and the Peoples' Democratic Party have already declared that they don't want to create a coalition government with the ruling party.
Turkey will hold the parliamentary election on Sunday, June 7.
Some 20 parties will take part in the election, during which 53,765,231 people are going to cast their votes.