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pork barrel, pork(noun)
a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents
Pork barrel is the appropriation of government spending for localized projects secured solely or primarily to bring money to a representative's district. The usage originated in American English. In election campaigns, the term is used in derogatory fashion to attack opponents. Scholars, however, use it as a technical term regarding legislative control of local appropriations.
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We expect trend weakness in Turkey though we wouldn't be surprised to see a rally in the near term if a government is formed, with a coalition, there will probably be a greater requirement for pork-barrel politics and the question is will this endanger the fiscal conservatism that's been a hallmark of Turkey so far. We feel quite uncomfortable with this mix.
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