Turkey's Supreme Election Board announces temporary election results

Published 09.06.2015 17:35
Updated 09.06.2015 18:03
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Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK) announced Tuesday temporary results of the country's 25th parliamentary elections.

According to these results, a total of 47,507,389 out of 56,608,817 registered people cast their votes on Sunday's election.

Of the total votes cast, 1,346,340 were invalid. The turnout was 83.92 percent.

According to the unofficial results, the Justice and Development (AK) Party garnered 40.87 percent of votes and claimed 258 seats in the Grand National Assembly, 18 short of a simple majority.

The second-placed Republican People's Party (CHP) saw 132 deputies elected while the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) both won 80 seats.

Although the initial count has been completed, the figures need to be verified by the Supreme Election Board, which is due to be completed by June 19.

Once the final results are announced, the newly elected members of the 25th Grand National Assembly (Turkish Parliament) must be sworn in within five days. The constitutional deadline to form a new government will run out around August 18.

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