Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Poll indicates support drop for ruling AKP to under 30% from 34.3 in 2002

Support for Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has dropped in spite of strong economic growth and the opening of EU membership talks, an opinion poll published on Tuesday in the Turkish daily newspaper Vatan indicates.

However, the AKP under current Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains the country's most popular party, according to the survey. Based on Vatan's findings the AKP would win slightly under 30 percent of the vote if elections were called immediately. This represents a drop from the 34.3 percent of the vote claimed by the AKP in the November 2002 general election.

Read the whole story on Cihan

See also: Political agenda changes (The New Anatolian)

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