Nihat Ergun, deputy chairman of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, said Monday they might submit the bill on "prohibition and dissolution of political parties" to the parliament towards the weekend.
Speaking to reporters at the parliament, Ergun recalled that there was an ongoing lawsuit for prohibition of Democratic Society Party (DTP), and an indictment for prohibition of AK Party was submitted to the Constitutional Court. He added that Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) was under scrutiny.
"These political parties we are talking about represent 70 percent of the nation. Therefore making an arrangement on the prohibition of political parties has become a necessity, "said Ergun.
Ergun said AK Party's experts were working on a draft and said it would be finalized in a couple of days. He said the bill could bring changes to Article 69 (on principles to be observed by political parties) and Article 83 (parliamentary immunity) of the Constitution.
"Taking the amendments to referendum is an option for us," said Ergun.
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