ElectionGudie

Nov. 3, 2002 Held

32,661,123
Voted
Turkey

Republic of Turkey

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

Results

76%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:32,661,123
Valid Votes:31,398,452
Invalid Votes:1,262,671

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Justice and Development Party 363 - 10,762,131

34.28%

Republican People's Party 178 - 6,090,883

19.40%

True Path Party - - 2,999,528

9.55%

Nationalist Movement Party - - 2,619,450

8.34%

Democratic People's Party - - 1,955,298

6.23%

Others 9 - 1,923,559

6.13%

Motherland Party - - 1,923,559

6.13%

Felicity Party - - 778,786

2.48%

Democratic Left Party - - 382,810

1.22%

New Turkey Party - - -

-1.00%

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 Ahmet Necdet SEZER
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Bulent ECEVIT
  • Assembly: Turkey has a unicameral Grand National Assembly of Turkey (Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi) with 550 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by the National Assembly to serve a 7-year term.
  • In the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi) 550 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Justice and Development Party (AK)
    • Leader: Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 363
  • Party: Republican People's Party (CHP)
    • Leader: Deniz BAYKAL
    • Seats won in last election: 0
    • Seats won in this election: 178
  • Party: Democratic Left Party (DSP)
    • Leader: Bulent ECEVIT
    • Seats won in last election: 136
    • Seats won in this election: 0
  • Party: Motherland Party (AnaP)
    • Leader: Mesut YILMAZ
    • Seats won in last election: 86
    • Seats won in this election: 0
  • Party: Nationalist Movement Party (MHP)
    • Leader: Devlet BAHÇELI
    • Seats won in last election: 129
    • Seats won in this election: 0
  • Party: True Path Party
    • Leader: Tansu ÇILLER
    • Seats won in last election: 85
    • Seats won in this election: 0

Population and registered voters:

  • Population: 67,308,928 (July 2002 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 41,333,105 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 33,092,691 (2002)

·         Is Turkey a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Turkey ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (20 December 1985)

·         Gender Quota: No (there are some political parties that have adopted voluntary gender quotas)

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 24 (following the 2002 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 72 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Turkey a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Turkey ratified CRPD: Yes (28 September 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 10,096,339 (est.)