AKP vote share has fallen more than election results show

Source:al Monitor Date:20Jun2019

An international scholar who does excellent empirical work on Turkish  electoral dynamics talked to al Monitor


The national vote of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has fallen to a critical level, 9% lower than what it registered in the local polls held March 31, an election analyst at the University of Illinois at Chicago has found. “If the AKP continues on its current path, then its voters may start looking for an alternative, as they did in 2002,” Ali Akarca said, referring to the election of November that year when conservative voters deserted the True Path and Motherland parties and brought the newly created AKP to power.