In 2021, the search for expanding alliances in the ruling and opposition bloc will gain momentum. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to the Chairman of the High Advisory Board of the Felicity Party, Oğuzhan Asiltürk, in the first days of the new year, draws attention as an important step in the quest to enlarge the Alliance of the Republic.
Although it is important to determine who will be the presidential candidate and how to determine the presidential candidate at the last stage in shaping alliances, in 2021, the strengthening of existing alliances, the expansion of alliances and the search for new alliances will be the priority agenda of politics. Erdogan, who visited MHP Leader Devlet Bahçeli at his home from the first days of the new year, evaluated the meeting with the words “We confirm our unity so that the People’s Alliance can continue into the future.”
Biped reform goal
The AK Party aims to eliminate the damage caused by the pandemic in the economy in 2021, and to implement two-pronged reforms, law and economy. President Erdoğan’s visit to MHP Leader Bahçeli is important in determining the road map of the People’s Alliance for 2021. With the support of the MHP, the AK Party plans to change not only the reforms, but also the election system. While the Presidential System of Government makes the alliances 50 percent plus 1 mandatory, work is underway to make changes in the election law. Options such as lowering the 10 percent threshold, maintaining the 10 percent threshold for parties to be elected with alliances, and lowering the threshold for parties to be elected alone are on the table.
Will the Alliance of the People expand?
President Erdoğan, who received DSP Chairman Önder Aksakal in Beştepe and then visited MHP Chairman Devlet Bahçeli at his home, finally met with Oğuzhan Asiltürk, the Chairman of the Saadet Party High Advisory Board, who represented the National Vision. President Erdoğan evaluated the meeting as both a courtesy visit and an alliance meeting. “Will it be an electoral alliance, or any kind of support in the fight against terrorism in the future should be with us. We shouldn’t feel lonely. I will hold meetings like this from now on. These negotiations will continue in the next period, ”he said.
Parliamentary system priority
The expectation that IYI Party would cooperate with the AK Party was reflected in the lobby from time to time. However, clear statements came from the IYI Party that they did not have such plans or tendencies. GOOD Party to return to target Turkey strengthened parliamentary system, as announced to bring a strong parliament and become independent. Meral Akşener, Chairman of the İYİ Party, defined the Nation Alliance as a “cooperation” made within the framework of the problems and demands of the nation. The common will of the Saadet Party and the Democrat Party for the ‘return to the parliamentary system’, especially the CHP and the Good Party, which form the main backbone of the Nation Alliance, continues. Finally, the claims that the Democrat Party (DP) would leave the Nation Alliance were denied by DP Chairman Gültekin Uysal.
A third alliance is on the agenda!
It is also possible to establish a third alliance in the opposition bloc, which will include the IYI Party, the Future Party and the DEVA Party. It is also stated that this alliance can be expanded with SP and DP. CHP and the DSP in a third alliance will be in the hdp’n, Mustafa Sarigul established with Turkey Change Party, Muharrem Ince will establish the party will also be being expressed. It is stated that the CHP, which leads the opposition block, wants to expand the nation alliance with the participation of the DEVA Party and the Future Party. It is stated that whether the CHP will openly ally with the HDP in the coming period will be the most important determinant in shaping alliances.
“Decisive walk” message from CHP and IYI Party
While negotiation traffic is accelerating in alliances. In the joint statement made by CHP Deputy Chairman Muharrem Erkek and İYİ Party GİK Member and Deputy Head of Local Governments Rıdvan Uz about the Nation Alliance, the expression “The principled and determined road march of our Nation Alliance member parties continues with great effort and struggle” was used. CHP and the statement that Turkey of GOOD Party’s priorities, “Our alliance with this established basis, in shaping the point of the future of our country is to stand side by side. Nations Alliance commitment to the democratic rule of law, respect for universal human rights principles, preserving the achievements of our Republic and our nation’s values lookout This unity and the tough road we are walking is full of lessons of democracy ”.
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