Turkey’s main opposition CHP content with general election results, states victory for parliamentary democracy

Published 07.06.2015 23:21
Updated 08.06.2015 02:07
CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu (AA Photo)
CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu (AA Photo)

Turkey's main opposition CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu stated that he is content with the election results and there is no need for him to resign, as his party has received 25.23 percent of the votes in the June 7 parliamentary elections, slightly lower than the 25.98 percent of 2011 elections.

Despite having a slight loss in percentage, the party's votes have increased around 230,000.

CHP Spokesperson Haluk Koç stated that parliamentary democracy is the actual winner of the elections, and stated that CHP became the most important actor to found the government.

Answering whether CHP will participate in a coalition government with the AK Party, Koç said there is no possibility that CHP will be a part of the coalition government. The statement came right after pro-Kurdish HDP also ruled out a coalition with the AK Party.

Analysts see the nationalist MHP as the most likely coalition partner for the AK Party in the new parliament.

The CHP's supporters watching the results in the headquarters were in relatively higher spirits than the previous elections.

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