On 6 February 2023, with a nine-hour interval, two earthquakes measuring 7.8 and 7.5 on the Richter scale struck southern Türkiye. The earthquakes struck approximately four months before the country’s 2023 presidential and legislative elections.

This case study examines the dynamics of holding these contests in the aftermath. It provides information on the legal and institutional background of elections in Türkiye and discusses the practical matters of organizing elections in the post-earthquake context and results, with tentative lessons learned.

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Publication date
14 March 2024
Language(s)
English
Author(s)
Emre Toros
Number of pages
25
ISBN
978-91-7671-755-4 (PDF)

Contents

Introduction

1. Legal and institutional background

2. The post-quake electoral context

3. Reorganizing the elections

4. Turnout and results

5. Conclusion and lessons learned

References

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The Impact of the 2023 Earthquakes on Türkiye's Presidential and Parliamentary Elections

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