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CHP, the miserable party

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Can there be a political party more miserable, incompetent, clumsy and factious than the perennial main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP)? Many people have kept stressing on in the past many decades that this country does not a government problem; what is absent is a credible opposition capable enough to be an alternative to those in government.

What happened on April 16? There are claims that the rigging of the referendum could not be possible at the election booths, but instead the body overseeing the elections was held hostage. How accurate are these claims? Did the Supreme Elections Board (YSK) indeed decide to accept 2.5 million unsealed ballot envelopes as valid? How accurate are allegations that all those 2.5 million unsealed ballot envelopes had “Yes” votes stamped on them? Naturally, Turkey’s independent elections board brushed off such claims as irrelevant, declaring, in a bold statement, that “illegality was not fully found.” How could one determine illegality fully? The statement reminded me of an old saying about half pregnancy. Can a lady be “half pregnant?”
The April 16 vote has become part of the........

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