Elections in Turkey
This election analysis will focus on the June election results, the coalition formation process that failed in the period after the elections and variables that will influence the voting behavior of the Turkish electorates in the upcoming elections.
The June 2015 general election has proven to be one of the most important elections in recent Turkish democratic history. For the first time in 13 years, no single party has won enough votes to create a ruling majority government. As the country heads for yet another round of elections on November 1, it is important to analyze the results of the June polls one more time as a background to the upcoming elections. It is also critical to examine the developments between June 7th and early October in Turkish domestic politics to get a better sense of what might be lying ahead in terms of electoral results and chances of a single-party government as opposed to a coalition. This election analysis will be divided into three main parts. The first part will provide an examination of the June election results and the main forces that influenced them. The second part of the paper will deal with the coalition formation process that failed in the period after the elections and provide a timeline of the coalition formation process. Finally, the third part will focus on variables that will influence the voting behavior of the Turkish electorates in the upcoming elections.