Turkish media: Elections in Turkey may be postponed for a year due to the consequences of the earthquake

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Turkish media: Elections in Turkey may be postponed for a year due to the consequences of the earthquake

The consequences of large-scale earthquakes in Turkey may interfere with the holding of general elections scheduled for May 14 in the country. The proposed cancellation of the elections has not yet been discussed in the ruling party of the Turkish parliament.

The material published on the portal of the Turkish TV channel TGRT Haber says that representatives of the opposition Republican People's Party of the country suggest that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may postpone the elections for at least one year.



Despite the fact that, according to the current legislation, only military actions on the territory of the country can become the basis for postponing elections, according to experts, the Turkish parliament may decide to postpone the elections scheduled for May 14 this year for a year due to the consequences of the most destructive period since the 1939 earthquake.

The incumbent head of state, Erdogan, said earlier that presidential powers are sufficient to dissolve parliament and set a new election date 60 days after that. In the upcoming elections, Erdogan will run as a candidate from the ruling Union of the Republic party, the opposition parties that are part of the coalition have not yet nominated their candidate.

According to the American publication Bloomberg, as a result of the devastating earthquakes, the Turkish economy suffered material damage in the amount of more than $84 billion, which is about 10% of the country's GDP.

The Turkish Confederation of Enterprises and Businesses estimates that the February 6 earthquakes caused about $70,8 billion worth of damage to residential buildings, as well as a loss of $10,4 billion in national income. Labor losses caused the Turkish economy a loss of $2,9 billion.

However, analysts say that it is still too early to assess the impact of the disaster on the Turkish national economy.
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  1. +2
    13 February 2023 11: 05
    It's their business, such a trouble, not about politics ...., postponing the elections would be the right decision, the consequences of the earthquake are comparable to the consequences of military operations.
    1. +3
      13 February 2023 11: 16
      It’s a pity for the people who died under the rubble in Syria and Turkey ... Someone else’s bitter experience must be comprehended in the design, construction, and regulatory organizations of Russia .... I think that it would be possible to create a state commission in order to check new houses and structures under construction ... If cement is donkey urine at the spaceport ...
  2. +3
    13 February 2023 11: 05
    After such tragic events, it is really inappropriate to hold elections in the near future. Condolences to the Turkish and Syrian peoples!
  3. +6
    13 February 2023 11: 12
    Mattresses will be excited now, because. they were preparing the Turkish opposition for the post-election turmoil directed against Erdogan's victory, and then an unforeseen pause arose. They will probably demand compliance with the Constitution in terms of the presidency period and the mandatory holding of the election procedure, since they have "already sold all the tickets" and adjusting their plans is not part of their plan. Although they will be able to use the consequences of the earthquake to destabilize the internal situation, tk. There is nothing sacred about mattresses a priori.
  4. -1
    13 February 2023 11: 13
    Turkish media: Elections in Turkey may be postponed for a year due to the consequences of the earthquake

    The proposed cancellation of the elections has not yet been discussed in the ruling party of the Turkish parliament.

    representatives of the opposition Republican People's Party of the country suggest that <...> Erdogan may decide to postpone the elections

    according to the current legislation, only military operations on the territory of the country can become the basis for postponing elections

    Erdogan has already said that he does not plan to postpone the elections.
    Author, observe information hygiene. Do not flood our brains with unfounded rumors, which your message refutes. Readers' heads are not garbage.
  5. 0
    13 February 2023 11: 16
    It would be quite logical. No time for political games. Although, where can we escape from politics? They will see how the authorities act in extreme conditions and how the opposition behaves.
  6. 0
    13 February 2023 11: 26
    This will be the decision of Erdogan and the Parliament and what it will be known in due time. Postponing or holding elections on time is Turkey's internal affair.
  7. 0
    13 February 2023 11: 28
    Elections in Turkey can reschedule for a year due to the effects of the earthquake
    This news was already on VO. request Postponing the elections is logical. The Turkish economy is now cracking. To take 85 lard for the restoration of the economy, it will be necessary to take from the electorate and return part of the money to him under the guise of assistance. recourse
  8. 0
    13 February 2023 11: 39
    Condolences to the Turkish and Syrian people. Unfortunately, the most disadvantaged segments of the population suffer the most. Familiar citizens of Turkey, complain that illegal immigrants rob people in the affected regions. It is said that even students will be affected by this earthquake as the campuses will be occupied by the victims. In general, our neighbors have a black page in history, let's hope that people will quickly be helped.
  9. 0
    13 February 2023 14: 50
    Probably, now it will be more profitable for Erdogan to cancel the voting in the emergency areas and hold it in the rest.

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