The stakes in Turkey’s elections: From Turkish democracy to the Aegean

Turkey's elections are drawing the attention of the world, and many - including The Economist - are describing them as the country's last chance for democracy. Expert Steven Cook joins Thanos Davelis to look at the stakes involved in these elections, from what they could mean for Turkey's democracy to key issues like the sale of US F-16s or tensions in the Aegean.

Export democracy to the Greek diaspora – an oxymoron!

The cosmopolitan city of Melbourne in Australia, which also happens to be the capital of the Greek diaspora, is currently hosting the recreation of the Parthenon on the Acropolis as "The Temple of Boom." Australia is a beacon of democracy, and has embedded similar values and an institutional framework to those of the ancient Athenian democracy, very much like other full democracies.

One last effort

The damage was done when, in order to serve unacknowledged expediencies, political parties rejected the simple solution of allowing the postal vote in the elections.

The criteria established for registered voters living abroad proved in practice that they discouraged the exercise of the right remotely.

President Erdoğan hints at May 14 for general elections

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has signaled that Türkiye will go to the simultaneous presidential and parliamentary polls on May 14, 35 days earlier than the slated day, vowing that his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will claim another victory against the six-party oppositional alliance.

Sources rule out Greek election before April

Government sources Wednesday ruled out a general election before April this year.

"The prime minister remains steadfast to his commitment that elections will be held at the end of his four-year term. He will decide what the appropriate date is after April," sources said after a meeting at Maximos Mansion chaired by Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greece's conservative leader.

"This time the end of history has really arrived"

Fukuyama, an American philosopher of Japanese origin, is also known for his book "The End of History and the Last Man", which he published in the early nineties, in which he argued that the progression of human history as a struggle between ideologies was largely at an end, with the world settling on liberal democracy after the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Ljubljana Marathon to coincide with election day

Ljubljana – The 26th Ljubljana Marathon will coincide with the presidential election on 23 October after the organisers of the biggest such event in the country declined the appeal by the National Electoral Commission to consider changing the date to let voters access polling stations without disruption.