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Turkey's endless election cycle

With Turkey's imminent local elections, the opposition camp is split between hopeful optimists and cynical pessimists.
A woman walks past a banner for the upcoming local elections in Ankara, Turkey, March 27, 2019. Banner with pictures of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Devlet Bahceli, leader of Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), reads: "People's Alliance: The unity of common sense." REUTERS/Umit Bektas - RC14BCF5B7C0

Turks are addicted to going to the polls. On Sunday, they will go once again.

They did it twice in 2015: The June parliamentary election didn't give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the support he would need in two years to pass the constitutional amendments required for his executive presidency ambitions. So he called for snap elections — a do-over. He got the results he wanted Nov. 1.

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