The Supreme Electoral Council(YSK) keeps postponing release of its reasoned decision on the re-run of the Istanbul mayoral election. The reasoned decision had been expected to be announced last Monday; now, with the arrival of each new day, we mutter “Perhaps today” to ourselves. . .
A close friend of mine says: “They wouldn’t announce the reasoned decision until June 23.” I personally guess the announcement would come earlier than that; but I interpret my friend’s anticipation as an implicit view of her, like: “It would be better for them if they didn’t make the official announcement before the election day.”
According to what we hear, their ‘reason’ for the re-run of the election, announced on the day they took the decision, must have been found not good enough that the members of the Council voted in favor of the re-run have renewed their reasons. It is said that they would include those new reasons in their reasoned decision… So, according to what we hear again, the official announcement is delayed because the dissenting members wish to expand their minute of dissent by including those new reasons.
The people to write the reasoned decision down are facing a very difficult job.
Difficult, because, while they are working hard to find new reasons for the re-run, some pro-government commentators appear before their readers with pieces that would invalidate the new, later-found reasons. Due to such pieces in newspapers, the new reasons would inevitably be discredited.
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