AKP Wins Outright Majority in Turkey Election
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Turkey’s ruling party, Justice and Development (AKP), has won outright majority in the country’s parliament, the latest results of the parliamentary election showed on Sunday.
With 99 percent of the votes counted, partial results shows the AKP has won 49.3 percent, followed by the Republican People’s Party (CHP) with 25.2 percent and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) with 12 percent of the ballots.
Meantime, the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) has secured 10.4 percent of the votes, CNN Turk reported.
Some 54 million voters were eligible to vote for electing 550 deputies to the Grand National Assembly.
The vote was overseen by Turkish civil society groups and political parties, as well as international observers.
The 26th Turkish general election comes five months after the AKP, founded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, lost its majority in the parliament and subsequently failed to form a coalition government.