ankara - Turkey can go to the polls for parliamentary elections. The first polling stations were in the east of the country open. It is the second time in five months that Turkey chooses a new parliament. Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Justice and Development Party (AK) agreed to new elections because after the last elections on June 7 was not formed coalition government.
The opposition argues that Erdogan has done his best not to form a coalition government, because he wants to continue to rule alone. The AK lost in June for the first time in thirteen years, the absolute majority in the 550- member parliament.
Erdogan sees in the polls a second chance and hopes the absolute majority Sunday to drag still on hold, according to observers. Opinion polls show that Erdogan setup probably failed. The voters Erdogan force after twelve years to say goodbye to its monopoly on power and his ambition to introduce a presidential system in which he plays the lead.