What did the propaganda team score?


Dünya Executive - - POLITICS -

“There’s no difference between the scores of 1-0 and 3-0,” Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said. If this were true, there was no need to ask voters for a significan­t “yes” result. They could have said a difference of one ballot was enough. Indeed, there is no difference in order for the referendum to pass. However, there is a significan­t difference regarding analyzing and making sense of the results. It was not a soccer game, it was a vote for a radical change in the regime. In a referendum, one extra ballot is enough to win. The side with more than half of the votes decides. In parliament, for instance, to make some specific changes, you need to have the support of three-fifths of the total number of members. A qualified majority is required, not a simply majority or absolute majority … But this is not the case in a referendum. I have an objection to Canikli’s statement, despite the fact he is technicall­y correct. How right can it be to degrade the results by comparing it to a game score and read it as “goals?” Since they wouldn’t consider whether the result was an overwhelmi­ng approval … why did they ask voters to fill ballot boxes with “yes” votes?

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Turkey

© PressReader. All rights reserved.