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Turkish popular presidential elections: deepening legitimacy issues and looming regime change

Kalaycıoğlu, Ersin (2015) Turkish popular presidential elections: deepening legitimacy issues and looming regime change. South European Society and Politics, 20 (2). pp. 157-179. ISSN 1360-8746 (Print) 1743-9612 (Online)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13608746.2015.1046264

Abstract

This paper examines the politics of presidential elections in Turkey with particular reference to the 10 August 2014 presidential elections. It starts by scrutinising the change in the presidential election system from parliamentary to direct popular vote. It then probes the implementation of the new election rules, candidate selection, and the conduct of the campaign, followed by analysis of the election results and their influence on the Turkish record of democratisation. The paper concludes that the move to a partisan president elected by popular vote entails democratic dangers if the new incumbent does not abide by his or her constitutional role and attempts to intervene in government policy.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Presidential Election; 2014 Election; Turkey; Erdoan; AKP; Voting Behaviour
Subjects:J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
ID Code:30139
Deposited By:Ersin Kalaycıoğlu
Deposited On:11 Nov 2016 21:55
Last Modified:11 Nov 2016 21:55

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