ElectionGudie

June 12, 2011 Held

43,914,948
Voted
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Republic of Turkey

Election for Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi (Grand National Assembly of Turkey)

Results

81%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:43,914,948
Valid Votes:42,941,763
Invalid Votes:973,185

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Justice and Development Party 327 - 21,399,082

49.83%

Republican People's Party 135 - 11,155,972

25.98%

Nationalist Movement Party 53 - 5,585,513

13.01%

Independents 35 - 2,819,917

6.57%

Felicity Party - - 543,454

1.27%

People's Voice Party - - 329,723

0.77%

Great Union Party - - 323,251

0.75%

Democratic Party - - 279,480

0.65%

Rights and Equality Party - - 124,415

0.29%

Democratic Left Party - - 108,089

0.25%

Communist Party of Turkey - - 64,006

0.15%

Nation Party - - 60,716

0.14%

Nationalist and Conservative Party - - 36,188

0.08%

Labour Party - - 32,128

0.07%

Liberal Democratic Party - - 15,222

0.04%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 550 seats in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Abdullah GUL *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN
  • Assembly: Turkey has a unicameral Grand National Assembly of Turkey (Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi) with 550 seats.

* Candidates must be members of the Grand National Assembly supported by 20 of its members, or nominees by political parties that have attained more than 10 percent of votes in the last legislative election. Candidates must be 40 years of age and have completed higher education.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi) 550 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** There are 79 MMD corresponding to the provinces. Each party must clear a national threshold of 10 percent and at least one D'Hondt quotient in the district from which it is elected. Additionally, a candidate may be seated only if his party is organized in one-third of districts within each of half of the provinces, and has nominated two candidates for each seat in at least half of provinces.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 78,785,548 (July 2010 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 52,807,777 (May 2011 )