The study, which envisages changes to the electoral law prepared by the AK Party and the MHP, left its mark on Ankara’s domestic political agenda last week.
With the adoption of the regulations by Parliament, there will be significant changes in the distribution of deputies in the alliance system.
The new regulations will be particularly difficult for small opposition parties.
If you ask why, parties such as Saadet, DEVA and Future will not be able to rely on the full power of the alliance to enter parliament.
However, if their own power is sufficient, they will be able to obtain the right to represent as a deputy.
Either they will rely on their own power and enter the elections with their own emblems, or they will have to agree to stand for election from the lists of the major parties with which they are allied.
Although there are “anti-democratic” talks for the settlement, there is no solid basis for this assertion.
Accordingly, in crafting these regulations, objectives such as preventing “votes” from going to undeserved places and not having results that would reflect the will of voters of parties other than their own party were taken into consideration.
Although it does not have an anti-democratic aspect, it is of course possible to speak of a political “challenge”.
President Tayyip Erdoğan, while uttering the words “It’s not politics gathering around a round table in Ahlatlıbel” at his party’s extended provincial presidents meeting the day before, somewhat said to those parties, who are convinced that the power of the alliance is behind us, we have no obstacles to enter Parliament, “Let’s see. He seemed to say, ‘The size of your waist.’
As a result, the administrations of these parties will have to choose between electing deputies by making a strong claim, or going to the polls from the lists of the major parties of the alliance (CHP or IYI Party) by admitting that they are weak. .
It is clear that this is not an easy choice.
As a third way, it is mentioned that Saadet, DEVA and the Party of the Future (possibly including the Democratic Party) could run in the legislative elections with a quadripartite alliance.
We will probably be able to find out what kind of decision will be made after the meeting they will hold on March 27.
AKŞENER’S PROPOSAL WAS NOT DISCUSSED AT THE RIGHT PARTY
Of course, this arrangement is not the opposition’s only problem.
There is also the question of who will be the presidential candidate.
This is the biggest problem of the “big parties” on the opposition front.
Meral Akşener, president of the IYI party, pulled a new rabbit out of the hat and spoke about the “anonymous candidate” in the show she attended on Fox TV.
He said they would “appoint a concise compiler and candidate for the presidential office, like the Finnish president, whose name we don’t even know.”
No doubt it was important that this promise, “whose collar was opening for the first time”, emanates from one of the names who were in a “decisional” position for the presidential candidacy on the opposition front.
While not a decision, they are words worth emphasizing in a tactical sense.
Before starting the article, I checked the mouths of personnel close to the IYI Party regarding Akşener’s statements.
No question of this kind has been discussed within the competent authorities.
For example, the issue was not raised at the Council meeting held on Wednesday.
As we’ve probably seen before, Ms. Meral may have decided to speak about such an issue in public, either on her own or by taking the advice of one or two people around her.
A NAME CLOSE TO KILIÇDAROĞLU: OUR PRESIDENT AND AKŞENER DEFINE OUR CANDIDATES
It is a matter of curiosity what the CHP front will say about Akşener’s words.
Again, before sitting down on this article, I tried to take the pulse of CHP.
A name close to President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu expressed the view that Akşener’s intention during this proposal was not someone unknown, but someone who is not actively involved in politics.
This seems like the right approach.
After all, don’t expect them to bring a person from the street and announce him to be a presidential candidate.
The CHP member I spoke to said something more interesting outside of these views.
“Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and Meral Akşener will sit down and decide who will be the presidential candidate.”
But what about the other parties?
According to the name I spoke to, the leaders of the other parties, Kılıçdaroğlu and Akşener will have to accept whatever they say.
Of course, it takes more water.
However, even the behind-the-scenes information I have given does not give a good idea of the disorganization of the opposition front?