Towards a new Turkish party system?
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Sayarı, Sabri (2007) Towards a new Turkish party system? Turkish Studies, 8 (2). pp. 197-210. ISSN 1468-3849
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This essay examines the impact of the 2002 parliamentary elections in Turkey on the Turkish party system. While the 2002 elections did not indicate a trend toward the stabilization of the electorate, they ushered in a number of important changes in the party system, including the rise to power of a political party with an Islamist pedigree, the emergence of a two-party system in the parliament, and the replacement of coalition or minority governments with single-party majority rule. After delineating the changes in the party system, the study discusses possible new paths for party competition in Turkey in the near future.
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