ORDU / KASTAMONU — According to the unofficial results in northern Turkey, AK Party has won in Kastamonu and Ordu, which are
accepted as the fortresses of the Democratic Left Party (DSP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
In Kastamonu, AK Party candidate Tahsin Babaş garnered 45.59% of the votes while MHP candidate Hayati Hamzaoğlu received around 45.12%. Kastamonu residents had elected MHP candidates for nearly 20 years.
In the 2009 elections, MHP received around 49.33% as AK Party followed MHP with 38.73% of the votes.
In Ordu, AK Party candidate Enver Yılmaz took 54.51% of the votes while CHP candidate who was elected in 2009 as mayor of Ordu. Seyit Torun followed Yılmaz with 34.44% of the votes. In 2009, 52.7% of the Ordu residents voted for the Democratic Left Party (DSP) candidate, Seyit Torun, whereas the AK Party candidate received about 39.4%.