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Electoral irregularities benefited Turkey’s ruling party, not the opposition

Abdullah Aydogan

Electoral irregularities benefited Turkey’s ruling party, not the opposition.

Turkey’s Higher Electoral Commission (YSK) is requiring that the Istanbul mayoral election be rerun due to electoral irregularity claims made by President Erdogan’s government. However, these irregularities can't explain why his party was defeated, writes research scholar Abdullah Aydogan. Washington Post Monkey Cage Blog: https://wapo.st/2vPauIX