78 female candidates elected to parliament in June 24 poll

78 female candidates elected to parliament in June 24 poll

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78 female candidates elected to parliament in June 24 poll

Only 78 female deputies have been elected to the 600-seat parliament in the June 24 poll, according to unofficial results, daily Habertürk reported on June 25. 

In the 2015 elections, 74 female deputies were elected to the 550-seat parliament.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) sent 39 female lawmakers in the latest election. The AKP is forecast to have 254 seats in the chamber, according to unofficial results.

Some 14 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 147 seats.

The Kurdish-issue focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will have a total of 19 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 48 deputies, three 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 10 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 30.7 percent of the vote.

The “People’s Alliance,” formed by the AKP and MHP, secured 53.6 percent of the vote in the June 24 election, gaining more than 340 seats in parliament.

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