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Emanet - Turkish parliamentary election, 2018 - Netflix
The Turkish parliamentary election of 2018 took place on 24 June 2018 as part of the 2018 Turkish general election, with a presidential election taking place on the same day. Originally scheduled for 3 November 2019, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called a snap election on 18 April after months of speculation. With the passage of a series of constitutional amendments in the 2017 referendum, the number of MPs will be increased from the previous 550 to 600. These representatives will be elected by the constituents of the 87 electoral districts of Turkey by party-list proportional representation. The referendum in 2017 triggered Turkey's transition from a parliamentary to an executive presidential system. As such, the Grand National Assembly will not be entitled to appoint the country's prime minister and cabinet after the 2018 elections. While the office of the Prime Minister of Turkey is set to be abolished altogether, cabinet ministers will primarily serve at the pleasure of the President of Turkey, who is to fill the role of both head of state and head of government.
Emanet - Controversies - Netflix
During a leaked speech of a private meeting with AKP officials in early June, Erdogan ordered them to go in great number as official reprentatives in voting locations as to be the majority and seize control of the ballot boxes, ensuring that the “work there would be finished before it even started”. He also ordered them to target HDP voters with the help of AKP local officials who he assured them would be in possession of voters lists to help with their “special work”. All this in order to ensure HDP would fail below the 10 % quorum, which would greatly help AKP and prevent a repeat of the “7 june experience”. The video have been negatively commented by opposition candidates. On 14 June, 4 to 5 people were killed in Suruc, a predominantly Turkish-Kurds town, following AKP touring of the local market.
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