1st session for presidential elections today

The first round of election for Turkey's next president is to be held today amid uncertainty over whether it could end up being challenged in the Constitutional Court.

1st session for presidential elections today

The first round of election for Turkey's next president is to be held today amid uncertainty over whether it could end up being challenged in the Constitutional Court.


The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) has an overwhelming majority in Parliament, but it falls short of securing a two-thirds quorum of 367 deputies, which the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) claims is needed to begin voting on the president.


"I won't look for 367 or 567 deputies at the session. I will inaugurate the session as soon as I see that a sufficient majority is present," Parliament Speaker B

Last Mod: 27 Nisan 2007, 12:25
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