“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 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.
Many would bet for a victory for Erdogan but with a divided parliament, which will make politics quite hot for the following months in terms of the relations between the executive and legislative branches.
How will the parliamentary candidate lists in Turkey affect the election campaigns and the election in June?
President Erdogan’s election campaign focuses on new rational reforms ranging from economic growth to multidimensional foreign policy, draining momentum away from his opponents.