Urfa, Turkey – Turkish media outlets announced the initial Turkish parliamentary elections results, which took place on Sunday, after the completion of sorting 70% of the votes, pointing out that the Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) passed the 10% of the votes.
The polls had been closed at 5:00 pm on Sunday, and counting votes began in the 81 Turkish states, along with the voices of Turkish in diaspora.
The percentages obtained by the Turkish parties of the vote are as follows: the Justice and Development Party (AKP) gained 42.5% of the vote, and thus will not be able to form the Turkish government on its own, followed by CHP Republican People’s Party which gained 24.8% of the vote, then MHP Nationalist Party with 16.9% of the votes.
The initial results of the votes indicate that the HDP, led by Selahattin Demirtaş, gained 11.4% of the votes, surpassing the barrier of 10% of the votes required for the entry into the Turkish Parliament as a political party.
The results were also considered as a stunning blow to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP party, after losing Parliamentary majority.
Noteworthy, peace talks between Turkey and Kurdish rebels of the PKK ــof which HDP deemed a political armــ supervised by Turkish president Receb Tayyip Erdogan to try to end a three-decade armed conflict, have brought two years of calm and paved the way for Demirtas, the co-leader of HDP, to run as Turkey’s first openly Kurdish presidential candidate.
Reporting by: Jan Nasro
Source: ARA News
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