Expert: Creating coalition government in Turkey difficult
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 10
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Creating a government coalition in Turkey after the recent parliamentary election will be rather difficult due to the different ideologies of the different parties, senior policy analyst at the Brussels-based European Policy Centre, Amanda Paul told Trend.
Saying she expects a difficult period ahead, Paul noted that the parties will possibly fail to form a new government and new elections will be held.
However, as she said, while the leaders of the Republican People's Party (CHP), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) all stated they refuse to cooperate with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), if certain conditions and concessions are put forward by the AKP, the cooperation with the MHP or the HDP may not be impossible or between the opposition parties themselves.
Paul believes that the majority of Turks voted for democracy.
"Turks voted for stability in democracy," she said, adding, "The presence of the HDP [in the parliament] is ground breaking and will result in increased focus on the Kurdish peace process. Their presence offers a strong checks and balances."
On June 7, Turkey held parliamentary election, which involved 20 political parties. Some 53,765,231 people cast their votes in the election.
The voting results in Turkey's June 7 parliamentary election are as follows: the ruling Justice and Development Party garnered 40.9 percent of the vote, the Republican People's Party (CHP) - 25 percent, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) - 16.3 percent, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) - 13.1 percent.
So, the ruling Justice and Development Party will no longer be able to form a government on its own.
Edited by SI
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