Turkey election Erdogans AKP wins critical Turkey vote, regains parliamentary majority
Turkeys ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has won a critical parliamentary election regaining the majority it lost in June. With almost all ballots counted, state-run Anadolu Agency said, AKP had won 49.4 per cent of the vote, with the main opposition CHP on 25.4 per cent. It said, the party founded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan secured 316 seats in the 550-member parliament.
Turkeys long-dominant Justice and Development Party (AKP) has scored a stunning electoral comeback, regaining its parliamentary majority in a poll seen as crucial for the future of the troubled country
The outcome was a shock to many as opinion polls had predicted a replay of the June election when the AKP won only 40 per cent of the vote and lost its majority for the first time in 13 years. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called the result a victory for the democracy and their people. He appealed for unity in the country, destabilised by renewed Kurdish violence and militant attacks. The country is also facing escalating concerns about the faltering economy and what critics say is Erdogans authoritarian rule.