Wishing for a ‘single-party gov’t,’ Turkish president says he will respect Nov 1 result

“With just days to go to Turkey’s snap general election on Nov. 1, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has again voiced his clear preference for having a “single-party government” elected to rule the country.”

“We will all together respect the result that emerges from the ballot boxes. But when we look at societies in the world where stability and confidence exist, we don’t tend to see coalition governments; rather, we see single-party governments, whether it is one party or another,” Erdo?an said late on Oct. 29, speaking to reporters at a reception marking Republic Day on the 92nd anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey.

“If our nation makes its choice for a single-party government, then I believe it would lay the ground for the resumption of the environment of stability and confidence that we experienced for 12 to 13 years,” he added, in a reference to the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) rule since 2002 as he is the founding leader of the party.


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