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Zakaria: Turkey Points to a Global Trend: Free and Unfair Elections



(Turkish Presidency via AP)
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Many of us had high hopes for Turkey’s recent general election, believing that a flat-out victory for the opposition could mark a break with the worldwide trend toward illiberal democracy. But perhaps we were all misguided, seduced by the lure of free elections and trusting ultimately in the will of the people.

In fact, what happened in Turkey this past weekend highlights the latest and most disturbing trend in the rise of illiberal democracy.

Read more from Fareed Zakaria at The Washington Post

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