election 2011 Tag Archive

Election 2011: timetable of events

Following on from yesterday’s missive, a quick guide for when to expect what in Turkey’s election today. Let’s hope for a few surprises. 7am – voting...

Golden Numbers of Election Night

The main figures to watch out for in this weekend's election...

MHP crashes below threshold in opinion poll, but result is really a CHP victory

Just two parties are likely to cross the 10 percent threshold at the next Turkish election, according to the latest Haberturk/Konsensüs opinion poll. The results, which paint a...

The democratic deficit in Turkey’s electoral system

The Constitutional Court changes the way MPs are allocated across Turkish provinces Supporters of proportional representation rejoice! Turkish voters have true equality in our...

MHP chauvinism: make your wife vote for us

Turkey’s nationalist party figures out how to increase support among women News from the bastion of Turkey’s right wing: the Nationalist Action Party (MHP) is on the...

Who will win Turkey’s next general election?

Thoughts and predictions ahead of the next Turkish parliamentary vote Some astonishing news for you: Turkey’s parliament is playing by the rules. That’s right. The...

Opinion poll suggests huge gains for CHP; hollow victory for AK Party

Metropoll’s latest opinion poll* just over a week ago asked, among other things, for voting intention. Here are the topline percentages, with changes from the 2009 local...

You propose an alliance?

A CHP-BDP tie-up could bolster the Turkish left wing...

Turkey will say ‘yes’ in next month’s referendum, according to poll

Quite in contrast to my predictions of a tight result at Turkey’s constitutional referendum on 12 September, GENAR have released a poll that suggests quite a strong yes...

Poll shows first CHP lead in eight years

The week’s events in the Mediterranean have clouded many things, including an interesting set of opinion polls published by SONAR at the end of last month. Here are the...