NYTimes: Erdogan’s Election Prospects Take a Hit as a Challenger Drops Out

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In order to win Turkey’s presidential election, incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan must win with a majority. However, after one of the four main candidates in the election dropped out, the likelihood that his main competitor Kemal Kilicdaroglu will win that majority increased. Making this election even more paramount is the coinciding parliamentary elections that could significantly change Turkey’s political identity in the world. On the forefront, the fate of countries like Sweden to join NATO may rest of the results of this election. If he wins, Kilicdaroglu has promised to reinstate more democracy in the country, and reverse a lot of the centralization of power that Erdogan has enforced during his twenty year tenure. Should neither candidate reach a majority, the election will go to a run off. To read the full article, click here. To read more about politics, click here.

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