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6/7/15

Turkey: Erdogan’s bid for absolute power at stake in Turkey's general election

As Turks head to the polls today, the general elections are not so much about which party will win as they are about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bid to expand his authoritarian powers if his conservative AKP party wins an absolute majority.

Although the Islamic-rooted AKP still has strong chances of garnering a majority, a slowing Turkish economy coupled with growing national and international criticism of Erdogan’s authoritarian rule has put a dent in the party's popularity, severely shrinking its lead in the polls.

 Read more: Europe - Erdogan’s bid for absolute power at stake in Turkey's general election - France 24

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