Turkish Constitutional Court working on 10 percent election threshold
The court is working on applications and will make a decision in two or three weeks, Haşim Kılıç was quoted as saying. AA PhotoTurkey’s Constitutional Court is considering applications that call for lifting the 10 percent threshold in the Turkish election system, according to Constitutional Court head Haşim Kılıç.
The court is working on applications and will make a decision in two or three weeks, Kılıç was quoted as saying by daily Habertürk on Nov. 30.
“Our rapporteurs have finalized their study, there are crucial discussions in the report,” Kılıç reportedly said. “Since the matter is sensitive, we will make a decision in a few weeks after discussing the issue at the general assembly instead of making an individual decision.”
Turkey will go to the polls in June for the general elections, as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has denied claims that they will be held earlier.
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is the closest party to the 10 percent limit, as it preferred nominating independent candidates and later founding a group at the Parliament in the latest elections.