Top Court Annuls First Round of Presidential Elections

In a decision that will force early elections, the Constitutional Court ruled that quorum rules used in the nomination of the ruling Justice and Development Party’s candidate, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul is “against the constitution.” The ruling turns on parliamentary rules which require a vote of 367 to forward the presidential nomination, but this was not attained. The ruling AKP is exploring alternative ways to respond to the court’s decision. ASK officials believe in the end they will win the hearts of Turkish people despite interference by the military and the judiciary.
Information from Turkish Daily News

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