Bakr Agirder, director of the Cunda Foundation for Studies and Opinion Polls, revealed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development party are seeking, in cooperation with their ally, the National Movement to change the presidential election law, in light of what is confirmed by the sharp deterioration in the popularity of Erdogan and his party.
Agerder suggested, according to the Turkish newspaper Zaman, that the ruling Justice and Development Party (PJD) would present a bill to reduce the percentage of winning the presidential elections to be in the best interests of the vote without being bound by the condition that 51 percent of the votes be obtained, ruling out a trend for early elections.
The former minister, Farooq Chalik, who was one of the founders of the Justice and Development Party, proposed to amend the condition of obtaining the 51 percent needed to elect the President of the Republic to be only 40 percent until the elections of one round are completed.
Erdogan's popularity continues to decline with splits in his ruling party due to his failed internal and external policies and repressive practices against his opponents in parallel with his indifference to the lives of his citizens in light of the spread of the Corona virus in Turkey.
In a poll conducted by Avrasia Studies Company between the 21st and 28th of last month, which included 36 states and counties, it was determined that 44.5 percent of the people surveyed decided not to vote for Erdogan in the upcoming presidential elections, compared to only 38.9 percent who would vote for him.