Will there be early elections?
HURIYET MARCH 1 ABDULKADIR SELVI
... The opposition had its own theory: “They will call early elections and turn Afrin into an election rant.” But there are other reasons for early election supporters: 1- If the AK Party’s votes decrease during local elections the consequences for the presidential election could be dire. 2- The AK Party and the MHP candidates will compete during local elections, so their alliance may erode. 3- The ruling party will prefer to hold the elections while the state of emergency (OHAL) continues. 4- If the local elections are held before presidential elections, the HDP may get back the municipalities in the southeast of Turkey. 5 - The economy will deteriorate from the second half of 2018 . ... Bahceli will not get an early election decision without coming to an agreement with Erdogan over the alliance. Also, as long as Erdogan does not want it, early elections will not come to a vote at the parliament.