Turkey’s Islamist AK Party Wins Third Term of Single-Party Rule: Time to Create a Liberal Secular State

Chislett, William (2011) Turkey’s Islamist AK Party Wins Third Term of Single-Party Rule: Time to Create a Liberal Secular State. Elcano Newsletter (78). 6 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

The mildly Islamist Justice and Development party (AKP) of Recep Tayyip Erdogan won its third absolute victory in parliamentary elections, enabling it to press ahead, should it wish, on a host of issues including reviving the moribund EU accession negotiations and drafting a new constitution. The AKP won 326 of the 550 seats, 14 fewer than in 2007, while the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the traditional voice of secularism, captured 23 more seats for a total of 135. As a result, the AKP will have to negotiate a new constitution to replace the one drafted by the army in 1982 with the opposition parties, including the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party, as it did not achieve the 330 seats needed to make amendments and submit them to a referendum.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Europa
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > REGIONAL INTEGRATION.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > SINGLE EUROPEAN MARKET.
DEMOGRAPHY; POPULATION > ETHNIC GROUPS > TURKS.
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > LAW; LEGISLATION > CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.CUSTOMARY LAW
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > POLITICAL LEADERSHIP
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > POLITICAL PARTIES
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > POLITICS
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > ELECTIONS
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2012 02:49
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2012 02:49
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/2168

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