Monday, June 13, 2011

Turkey, with 50.3% of the votes Erdogan wins a third term

"We live this emotion" the premier said the turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking to a crowd of supporters from a balcony of the headquarters of his party "Justice and Development Party in Ankara. Erdogan has won his third term at the helm of Turkey with 50.3% of the vote. But loses seats, conquering 328.

Two less than would be needed to enact constitutional reforms without going through the referendum. This was, in fact, one of the objectives of the leader of the AKP. In the previous consultation in 2007, the AKP had won 341 MPs. That obtained by the AKP is unamaggioranza absolute but assigns to the party of Prime Minister only 326 seats, four less than the threshold above which could then enact constitutional reforms to be ratified by a referendum.

In previous elections, the AKP had won 46.6% of the votes but 341 seats. Main opposition Social Democrats confirmed the CHP with 25.9% of the vote, up from 20.9% in 2007, and 135 seats. To remove Members to the formation of Erdogan was also the nationalist MHP party (slight decrease to 13.1% of the vote and 54 seats) and the pro-Kurdish BDP although it is below the minimum threshold of 10% (obtained on 6 , 4%), 36 should send their representatives presented themselves as independent.

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