The best form of governance that has evolved in the world is Democracy, where we choose to elect people to govern us on the terms that we determine. Around 1950 a whole lot of nations went from under colonial rule to democracies, some went Pluralist democracies and some Secular democracies. Sadly, there is a virus sweeping the world to put men with fascist tendencies to run the states – US, Austria, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia and India. Democracy survives with the strong opposition without it goes towards the same old days where one powerful man decides the fate of the nation.
Courtesy; Fox News
ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey’s weak opposition is scrambling to mount a meaningful challenge against strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with just nine weeks to prepare for snap elections.
One party leader is in jail. Another doesn’t have a candidate. A third might face eligibility issues for her party.
Erdogan set the presidential and parliamentary elections for June 24, in a move that will usher in a new system cementing the president’s grip on power more than a year ahead of schedule. Turkey is switching from a parliamentary system to an executive presidential system after a narrowly approved referendum last year, in the wake of a failed 2016 coup attempt.
The changes take effect with the next election, which had originally been set for November 2019.