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    Voters Rebuke Erdogan, He Applauds Democracy

    They’re keeping his power in check. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) took 41 percent of the vote, winning 258 seats — 18 short of a majority — likely quashing his plan for a constitutional change to extend presidential authority. Now AKP must form a coalition within 45 days to retain power. Erdogan, meanwhile, endured the blow and made the most of it, applauding the high voter turnout and calling on all parties to “preserve the atmosphere of stability.” 

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