US Dollar skyrockets to 2.80 against Turkish Lira upon election results

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 07.06.2015 23:20
Updated 08.06.2015 17:52
US Dollar skyrockets to 2.80 against Turkish Lira upon election results

After the election results were announced on late Sunday, the U.S. Dollar rose to a new record high of 2.80 Turkish Lira on Monday.

The main factor for the sharp rise was the transactions in the Asian markets, even though the markets were closed within Turkey at the time of the election.

Turkey's Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek said Monday there was no surprise in the market reaction to the outcome, and that investors were pricing in political risk.

The U.S. dollar dropped to 2.76 level at noon on Monday.

With all of the votes counted, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) is ahead of other parties with just under 41 percent, gaining the party around 258 seats in the parliament, just below the threshold of 276 seats, the bare minimum to retain a simple majority in parliament. The results, therefore, suggest that a coalition government is awaiting Turkey.

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