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Turkish opposition slams electoral tinkering

The opposition says a proposed amendment to Turkey's election law is designed to look like it will enhance multiparty democracy, but will only help get the ruling party and its allies reelected.
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Turkey’s leading opposition parties say a draft amendment to the election law submitted to the parliament Monday by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its nationalist allies is designed to engineer their own victory at the ballot box.

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party CHP, said in a parliamentary address today, “There is no power or no law that can prevent us from unseating you.”

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