Turkey faces ’50-50 chance’ of snap election -senior AKP member

Turkey faces a 50-50 chance of being plunged into a snap election, as the ruling AK Party may balk at entering formal negotiations for a coalition government with the main opposition, a senior AKP member said on Tuesday. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is seen as favouring early polls, an option that would give the AKP he founded a chance to win back a majority and revive his hopes of furnishing his post with the strong executive powers he seeks. AKP Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu needs to find a junior coalition partner after June elections where it lost the single-party majority it had enjoyed since 2002. The AKP has started “exploratory” talks with the main opposition People’s Republican Party (CHP), but progress apears to be slow.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4682605,00.html

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