The "Turkey Elects & Bouteflika Bounces" Edition
The ITS Café

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Turks went to the polls on March 31st, unseating Erdoğan’s party — the AKP — in Turkey’s three largest cities. Although the municipal elections were a setback, the Turkish President isn’t likely to face the music anytime soon. But what does the development mean for the opposition parties in Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir? In Algeria, long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been finally dethroned, but does his departure reflect real change in governance or is it purely cosmetic?

Chief Editor and host of The ITS Café Cameron Vaské, Senior Editor Pranav Jain, and International Scholar Chris Mullaney take a closer look in this episode of The ITS Café.

The Turkish opposition has been seen as ineffectual for a long time. But now, that narrative has flipped on its head. The opposition now has an opportunity to show that they can govern.
— Chris Mullaney

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