Turkish parliament passes controversial voting law


ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s parliament on Tuesday passed a law revamping electoral regulations, legislation that the opposition had previously said could open the door to fraud and jeopardise the fairness of 2019 elections.

FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament in Ankara, Turkey, January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

The legislation formally allows the creation of electoral alliances, paving the way for a tie-up between President Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Party and the nationalist opposition.

Reporting by Gulsen Solaker; Editing by David Dolan

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