103 woman candidates elected to Turkish Parliament in June 24 poll
In the June 2015 and November 2015 elections, 97 and 81 female deputies were elected to the 550-seat parliament respectively, corresponding to 17.6 percent and 14.7 percent of all lawmakers in the national assembly.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) elected 52 female lawmakers in the latest election. The AKP is forecast to have 295 seats in the chamber, according to unofficial results.
Some 19 women deputies have entered parliament on the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) ticket. The CHP garnered 22.6 percent of the vote in the June 24 poll and took a total of 146 seats.
The Kurdish-issue focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will have a total of 24 female deputies. According to the projections based on unofficial results, the HDP, which secured 11.7 percent of the vote, will take 67 seats in parliament.
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), which formed an election alliance with the AKP, is forecast to have a total 49 deputies, five of whom will be female lawmakers.
İYİ (Good) Party, led by Meral Akşener, also will have three female deputies in the new parliament. İYİ Party garnered 9.95 percent of the votes, according to unofficial results.
Incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan emerged victorious from the June 24 presidential elections. According to unofficial results, Erdoğan secured 52.6 percent of the vote in the presidential election, beating his rival CHP’s candidate Muharrem İnce who came second with 30.6 percent of the vote.