Turkish early election prospects may hinge on opposition leadership row

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By Ercan Gurses

Tayyip Erdogan’s ambitions for a swift move to strong presidential rule could suffer if dissidents in Turkey’s nationalist opposition succeed in a party leadership challenge that could bolster their party’s electoral support.

A bid by several hundred members of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) to challenge Devlet Bahceli, leader for much of the last two decades, at a special congress set for May 15 was approved by an Ankara court last month.

But rallying around its veteran leader, the MHP challenged that...


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Turkish early election prospects may hinge on opposition leadership row


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