Turkish NGO releases vote counting results
Elvan Yarma - ISTANBUL
CİHAN PhotoA voluntary group which worked to ensure vote security during the June 7 general election in Turkey compared its election results with the results released by the Turkish Supreme Election Board (YSK) and announced the number of false votes given for each party.
Vote and Beyond (Oy ve Ötesi), an NGO voluntary election observation platform, said the YSK gave the Justice and Development Party (AKP) 17,880 more votes than it did.
There was a discrepancy of 3,666 votes between Oy ve Ötesi’s total and the YSK’s figures for the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), with the latter giving the party more. The group also said the Republican People’s Party (CHP) received only 81 false votes in YSK’s results while this number was 1,091 for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).
Another intriguing piece of data released by the NGO was the discrepancy of 6,018 votes for the Saadet (Felicity) Party, with the YSK giving fewer votes to the party than Oy ve Ötesi did.
In Istanbul, Turkey’s most populated city, the AKP received 7,339 more votes in the YSK’s results compared to the NGO’s. The MHP received 664 more votes while the HDP got 694 more votes in the city in the YSK’s results compared to Oy ve Ötesi’s results.
In YSK’s results, the CHP’s votes in Istanbul were 164 less than the number calculated by Oy ve Ötesi. This number was 1,692 for the Saadet Party in Istanbul.