Turkey's top election authority has ruled the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) will not be allowed to run in June 24 snap elections.
Supreme Election Board (YSK) has also not approved the participation of the leftist ÖDP and EMEP.
YSK, which acts according to the directives of the AKP government, announced that only 10 political parties were eligible to take part in the elections.
The board announced that ruling AKP and its ally fascist MHP, parliamentary main opposition CHP, İyi Party, pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), right-wing Independent Turkey Party (BTP), Islamist, ultra-nationalist Great Union Party (BBP), right-wing Democrat Party (DP), ultra-nationalist Vatan Party (VP) and Islamist Felicity Party (SP) will be eligible to take part in the upcoming election.
YSK has approved the participation of the fascist İyi (Good) Party in the upcoming elections after 15 CHP lawmakers joined the party in order to ensure its entrance to the elections.
Voters criticize the electoral council (YSK) for acting dependently on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s AKP party, considering that the YSK imposed many unlawful electoral decisions on political parties and controversially made a last minute decision to regard unsealed ballots valid just as the votes were counted at the April 2017 constitutional referendum.
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