“If the AK Party and the MHP are able to balance between “being rivals” in the local elections and “being partners” in the parliament, the People’s Alliance will continue to contribute to the solution of Turkey’s serious problems in the future.”
The Council of State’s decision on the Student Oath has no rationality as Turkey is no longer the “old Turkey.”
The opposition bloc in Turkey are trying to use the upcoming local elections as a “referendum vote” on the AK Party and Erdogan.
It’s too early to tell whether the People’s Alliance between the AK Party and MHP will come to an end.
It became clear on Tuesday that the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) won’t form an alliance ahead of the 2019 municipal elections. Now both sides have to compete against each other in a civilized manner and manage the risk of the former members of the Nation Alliance cooperating.
How will the Council of State’s decision to bring back the student oath affect the future of politics in Turkey?
The AK Party and the MHP finding themselves at odds over certain issues is only normal and does not mean that their alliance will be damaged or come to an end.
What do the political parties in Turkey plan for the local elections 2019? What will be their local elections strategies? What kind of a road map have they drawn?
Before pursuing pre-electora alliances in local elections, all political parties in Turkey need to asses how this will affect their vote share.
“The AK Party’s primacy in the domestic distribution of power capabilities is one of the most salient features of the current Turkish politics, but the new dynamics with regards to the new system requires more cooperation to sustain its supremacy.”