The election actually results in a slight loss for the AKP. The party currently holds 331 of the 550 seats in parliament, and is projected to now only have 325. The Islamists must win the support of only five non-AKP seats to put up a draft constitution for a referendum. The popularity of Prime Minister Erdogan and his party means that such a referendum is very likely to pass. The AKP may not have the two-thirds majority that would have allowed for a unilateral writing of the constitution, or even enough to unilaterally submit a draft for a referendum, but not much stands in its way.I didn't think so either. Eventually, there's every chance they'll do away with what's left of the democratic system and establish a full dictatorship.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
TURKEY MARCHES CLOSER TO DOOM
Ryan Mauro writes on Front Page Magazine about Recep Tayyip Erdogan's predictable victory in the Turkish elections. Even if they didn't quite get the majority they're coveting, they'll still be in a very fearsome position to rewrite the country's laws to fit sharia:
Posted by Avi Green at 1:35 AM