ElectionGudie

July 22, 2007 Held

36,059,293
Voted
Turkey

Republic of Turkey

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

Results

82%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:36,059,293
Valid Votes:35,049,691
Invalid Votes:1,009,602

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Justice and Development Party (AKP) 341 - 16,327,291

46.58%

Republican People's Party (CHP) 112 - 7,317,808

20.88%

Nationalist Action Party (MHP) 71 - 5,001,869

14.27%

Democratic Society Party (DTP) 26 - -

-1.00%

Democratic Left Party (DSP) - - -

-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 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.

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 (AKP)
    Leader: Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN
    Seats won in this election: 341
    Seats won in last election: 363
  • Party: Republican People's Party (CHP)
    Leader: Deniz BAYKAL
    Seats won in this election: 112
    Seats won in last election: 178
  • Party: Nationalist Action Party (MHP)
    Leader: Devlet BAHCELI
  • Seats won in this election: 71
  • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 69,515,492 (2007)
  • Registered voters: 42,799,303 (2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 35,351,421 (2007)

·         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: 50 (following the 2007 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: 10,427,323 (est.)