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Election excitement in İzmir

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The latest statements from Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli have ended discussions for early elections in 2018.

Obviously we live in a country where even 24 hours feels too long. But I think early election debates will now decline in frequency and intensity, compared with a couple of months ago.

That does not mean we will not have any political debates this year.

Look at both the governing party and the main opposition party. The elections for provincial heads take place in a highly competitive environment.

The headquarters of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) wanted to have a one-candidate election, especially in big cities. But that did not happen in İzmir, for instance.

On the contrary, there were several candidates. In the end Deniz Yücel won the........

© Hürriyet Daily News