Turkey’s election system the ‘most unfair’ in the world

Turkey is set to hold parliamentary elections on June 7. But, under the country’s unique voting system, any outcome is set to be biased. Sertan Sanderson reports.

With days to go until general elections, the fairness of Turkey’s voting system has come under international scrutiny. When compared with other democracies, the Turkish voting system would appear to be biased toward winners, deliberately leaving political underdogs in the lurch.

The British daily newspaper The Guardian reported that Turkey had “the world’s most unfair election system.” This was based on the fact that a 10 percent threshold kept smaller political movements from entering parliament – forfeiting dozens of seats to their rivals under the so-called d’Hondt voting system, which allocates parliamentary seats proportionally according to vote totals.
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