Early parliamentary election in Turkey - another chance for AKP
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 13
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The aggravation of the political situation in Turkey and the demands of the opposition showed that formation of a coalition government would be impossible in the country.
It was clear that the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in no way would make concessions to the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP).
Earlier for the formation of a coalition government, opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) put forward a number of conditions under which the party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu had to be heading the government for two years, and the ministers of justice, education and internal affairs had to be appointed from among the MPs of the CHP. In the last round of talks, CHP was limiting itself to two ministries: ministry of foreign affairs and education.
Today, after a final meeting with the CHP, Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu announced that an early election would take place in the country.
It is not excluded that the early election will be held within three months.
But this doesn't mean that Turkey will be left without a government all this time.
An interim government will be created in Turkey before the early election with participation of the oppositional Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
A number of politicians in Turkey regard the failure to form a coalition government as political chaos, but this is not true.
Having analyzed the political and economic situation in the country, it can be said that the AKP and CHP have saved the country from more serious shocks.
As it is known, the policies of these two parties are radically different. And so, it is reasonable to argue that the formation of a coalition government could lead to serious internal instability, both in politics and in economy.
It is of course too early to talk about the results of the forthcoming early election, but there is obviously some serious risk for Turkish political parties.
It should also be noted that early election gives AKP another chance to form a government on its own.
Edited by CN
Rufiz Hafizoglu is the head of Trend Agency's Arabic news service, follow him on Twitter: @rhafizoglu