Turkey’s top court rejects CHP’s cancellation appeal of election safety law

The Constitutional Court has rejected the main opposition CHP appeal for the cancellation of the legislative package that stipulates changes in Turkey’s electoral laws, an amendment that the CHP says casts a shadow over election security.

The main opposition had appealed to the top court after parliament passed the law amending several articles in election and political party laws, arguing that the new procedures would jeopardize election security.

The CHP had demanded the cancellation of articles that allow the Supreme Board of Elections to change the location of ballot boxes in a number of constituencies, as well as to transfer or unite ballot boxes in certain constituencies deemed to be at risk of safety problems.

The Board also announced on May 28 that the ballot boxes of 144,000 voters in total have been change, in a total of 19 provinces in Turkey’s southeast.

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The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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