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November 2, 2015 10:54 am

Erdogan Wins Decisive Victory in Turkish Parliamentary Election

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Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party won 49.4 per cent and 316 seats in the 550 seat parliament. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party won 49.4 per cent and 316 seats in the 550 seat parliament. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a decisive victory in the Turkish parliamentary election, with his Justice and Development Party (AKP) winning a majority of seats and defeating the other three opposition parties.

With 98 per cent of the vote counted, the AKP had won 49.4 per cent and 316 seats in the 550 seat parliament, a far better performance than predicted by the polls. These had mostly forecast that the AKP would fail to win back the majority it lost in the last election on 7 June.

Read full story at The Independent.

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