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Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Apr 4, 2016.
You are as bad (or is it good?) as Rac, sometimes.
His support is. In Istanbul itself he very much gets his support from working class districts - which he himself came from. To gain and hold on to power he played on exactly the same divisions in society as Trump did in the US and the Brexit vote in the UK did.
I think that Thaksin Shinawatra was the first to try and gain power through playing to forgotten communities - unsuccessfully in the long run as the Thai Army just ousted him. Other countries that seem to have played the game since - mostly more successfully - are the Philippines and possibly Brazil.
Oh no... poor Tiny Tayyib.
Turns out running an election a second time to get the result you want... might not always be a winner.
A friend of a friend is in Istanbul now. Apparently it's quite lively in the streets now...
I'd say that the Turkish people are the winners. They now have an unequivocal result unstained by accusations of cheating etc.
And hope of a new direction / changes.
It should also be noted that the revote was 3 months, not 3 years later.