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Discussion: Turkish General Election 2018

By: | posted on: Jul 10, 2018

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Date(s) - 07/10/2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Georgetown Neighborhood Library

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Young Professionals in International Affairs


WASHINGTON, DC 

Turkish citizens heads to the polls on June 24 to elect the president and members of parliament. A new system for Turkish politics, an executive presidency, will also come into effect with TurkeyElections. Presidential elections will be held to elect the President of Turkey using a two-round system, with the first round taking place on 24 June and a second round (if necessary) due to occur two weeks after on 8 July. Parliamentary elections will take place to elect 600 Members of Parliament to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

A tight race between six presidential candidate including AKP ruled in past 15 years, the only woman candidate, an opposition Kurdish candidate running from prison, and a colourful campaign with dancing and traditional items running by main opposition candidate CH Party; alongside the parliamentary election all are going to challenge the critical issues the economy, the Kurds, and Syria. Join YPIA for more discussion when the ballots have more to say afterwards.

 

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