AK party wins local elections, gaining over 45% of the votes
Several women won the elections for the first time in the Turkish local elections. Erdogan’s AK seems unconquerable than ever
Despite criticism Turkey held local elections successfully. The Turkish and Kurdish political parties were assigned several women candidates for the elections and a number of them succeeded.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development (AK) party took over 45% of the votes in the country’s local elections on March 30th. Many say he is now the great Sultan of the country.
Before the elections, many believed that Prime Minister Erdogan cannot win the elections, but his party gained a big triumph unexpectedly and it was like a shock for other political parties.
However, It was a decisive election for the Kurdish regions. The number of the votes of the Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) increased, in comparison to the previous election.
The elections turned into a huge happy referendum for AK party and Erdogan himself. He passed it successfully. The past several months have been a genuine maelstrom of scandals, controversial clampdown on the judges, prosecutors and the media outlets. It has been a real maelstrom even on YouTube as well as on Twitter.
Later, constitutional court ruled the action illegal. Political analysts say that PM Erdogan could confound his opponents very smartly.
By winning the local elections power- fully, AK party makes its base stronger in Turkey but still his democratic credentials are looking weaker because the PM Erdogan’s party is increasingly behaving autocratically.
The protestors were attacked by police forces and AK party faced allegations of corruption scandals and it also undermined freedoms of speech too, according to reports published by reliable international news agencies.
The ruling party has also tried to gradually control judiciary system as well as security and police forces. Now, analysts say that Turkey has divided between pious and secularists, between Sunni and Alevis, between PM Erdogan’s AK party and its rivals. AK party’s relations with his old alley Fethullah Gulan has now destabilized after the corruption scandals.
Despite all the allegations against AK party, Erdogan seems unbeatable and he is now feeling more emboldened than ever by gaining over 45% of the votes. PM Erdogan denied all the allegations and wrongdoing.
The Pennsylvania-based preacher Gulen is accused of being behind leaked tapes that supported corruption cases. The cases were targeted Erdogan children and various cabinet members.
Now the country is waiting for a new cabinet working for bringing the people’s dreams into reality.