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Turkey elects on the national level a legislature. The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi) has 550 members, elected for a five year term by a system based on proportional representation. To participate in the distribution of seats, a party must obtain at least 10% of the votes cast at the national level as well as a percentage of votes in the contested district according to a complex formula . The president is elected for a seven year term by the parliament. A legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... The Grand National Assembly (Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi in Turkish) is the unicameral parliament of Turkey which carries out legislative functions. ... Proportional representation (sometimes referred to as full representation, or PR), is an electoral system delivering a close match between the percentage of votes that the political parties obtain in elections and the percentage of seats they receive in legislative assemblies. ...


Turkey has a multi-party system, with two or three strong parties and often a third party that is electorally successful. Since 1950, parliamentary politics has been dominated by conservative parties. Even the ruling AKP, although its core cadres root from the Islamist current, tends to identify itself with the "tradition" of DP. The leftist parties, most notable of which is CHP, with a rapidly shrinking electorate, draw much of their support from big cities, coastal regions, professional middle-class, and minority groups such as Alevis and Kurds. A multi-party system is a type of party system. ... A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ... The Justice and Development Party: (Turkish: Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi or AKP, or AK Parti; the former of the two abbrevations is the official one, while the latter is mostly preferred by its supporters; since the word ak in Turkish means white, clean, or unblemished and therefore gives a... Islamism is a political ideology derived from the conservative religious views of Muslim fundamentalism. ... The Democratic Party (Demokrat Parti) of Turkey was the first legal opposition party, opposing the dominant Republican Peoples Party which had established the Turkish Republic. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... The Republican Peoples Party (Turkish: Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi or CHP) is a social democratic and secular Turkish nationalist political party in Turkey. ... In politics, an electorate is the group of people entitled to vote in an election. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Alevis (Turkish: Aleviler) are adherents of a branch of Shia Islam and their belief contains shades of pre-Islamic religions of Anatolia and ancient Turkic Shamanism. ... Kurds are one of the Iranian peoples and speak Kurdish, a north-Western Iranian language related to Persian. ...


Next elections are scheduled for November 2007.

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Latest elections

The results of the parliamentary elections of November 3, 2002 are as follows: November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

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Summary of the 3 November 2002 Grand National Assembly of Turkey election results
Parties Votes Seats
No. +− % No. +−
Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi) 10,779,489 34.3 +18.8 363 +252
Republican People's Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi) 6,099,083 19.4 +10.5 178 +178
True Path Party (Doğru Yol Partisi) 3,004,842 9.5 -2.5 0 -85
Nationalist Movement Party (Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi) 2,622,545 8.3 -9.7 0 -129
Youth Party (Genç Parti) 2,277,651 7.2 +7.2 0 +0
Democratic People's Party (Demokratik Halk Partisi) 1,953,627 6.2 +1.5 0 +0
Motherland Party (Anavatan Partisi) 1,610,708 5.1 -8.1 0 -86
Democratic Left Party (Demokratik Sol Parti) 385,950 1.2 -21.1 0 -136
New Turkey Party (Yeni Türkiye Parti) 361,284 1.2 0
Great Union Party (Büyük Birlik Partisi) 321,046 1.0 0
Homeland Party (Yurt Partisi) 294,560 0.9 0
Workers Party (İşçi Partisi) 161,563 0.5 0
Independent Turkey Party (Bağımsız Türkiye Partisi) 150,385 0.5 0
Freedom and Solidarity Party (Özgürlük ve Dayanışma Partisi) 105,886 0.3 0
Liberal Democratic Party (Liberal Demokrat Parti) 90,119 0.3 0
National Party (Millet Partisi) 68,577 0.2 0
Communist Party of Turkey (Türkiye Komünist Partisi) 59,994 0.2 0
Independents 310,145 1.0 9 +6
No. of valid votes 31,448,428 100,00   550 0
Invalid votes 1,284,982  
Total 31,448,428
(79.00%)
  • The figures of the Justice and Development Party compares with the Virtue Party (FP) in the preceding elections.
  • Source: Adam Carr NTV

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Past elections

General elections

  1. CHP: 396 seats,
  2. DP: 62 seats,
  3. Independent: 7 seats.
  1. DP: 470
  2. CHP: 69
  1. DP: 502
  2. CHP: 31
  3. CMP: 5
  4. Independent: 3
  1. DP: 424
  2. CHP: 178
  3. CMP: 4
  4. HP: 4
  1. CHP: 173
  2. AP: 158
  3. YTP: 65
  4. CMKP: 54
  1. AP: 240
  2. CHP: 134
  3. MP: 31
  4. YTP: 19
  5. TİP: 14
  6. CMKP: 11
  7. Independent: 1
  1. AP: 256
  2. CHP: 143
  3. GP: 15
  4. BP: 8
  5. MP: 6
  6. YTP: 6
  7. TİP: 2
  8. MHP: 1
  9. Independent: 13
  1. CHP: 185
  2. AP: 149
  3. MSP: 48
  4. DP: 45
  5. CGP: 13
  6. MHP: 3
  7. TBP: 1
  8. Independent: 6
  1. CHP: 213
  2. AP: 189
  3. MSP: 24
  4. MHP: 16
  5. CGP: 3
  6. DP: 1
  7. Independent: 4
  1. ANAP: 211
  2. HP: 117
  3. MDP: 71
  1. ANAP: 292
  2. SHP: 99
  3. DYP: 59
  1. DYP: 178
  2. ANAP: 115
  3. SHP: 88
  4. RP: 62
  5. DSP: 7
  1. RP: 158
  2. DYP: 135
  3. ANAP: 132
  4. DSP: 76
  5. CHP: 49
  1. DSP: 136
  2. MHP: 129
  3. FP: 111
  4. ANAP: 86
  5. DYP: 85
  6. Independent: 3
  • General election results 1954-2002 (Turkish)

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Local elections

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See also

This electoral calendar lists the national/federal direct elections in the countries listed in the list of countries. ...

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