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Legislative elections: Grand National Assembly of Turkey, 5-year term, 10% threshold, party-list proportional representation system
           · President: Abdullah Gül · Prime Minister: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (AKP) · Government: AKP

Party Ideology, Affiliation, Founding 2007 Seats 2002 Seats
Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi (AKP) <
Justice and Developement Party
Islamic conservatism; Social conservatism EPPo
2001
46,6% 341 34,3% 363
Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (CHP) <
Republican People's Party
Social democracy; Kemalism
 
PESa, SI
1995
(hist. 1923)
20,9% 99 19,4% 178
Demokratik Sol Partisi (DSP) <
Democratic Left Party
Social democracy; Kemalism
 
-
1985
13 1,2% -
Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi (MHP) <
National Movement Party
Nationalism; Far right
 
-
1993
(hist. 1969)
14,3% 71 8,3% -
Demokrat Parti (DP) <
Democratic Party
Conservatism; Kemalism
 
-
1983
(hist. 1946)
5,4% - 9,6% -
Demokratik Toplum Partisi (DTP) <
Democratic Society Party
(banned in 2009; succeeded by BDP)
Kurdish minority politics; Social democracy, Left-wing nationalism PESa, SIo
2005
5,2% 21 6,2% -
Independents - - 5 1,0% 9
Others - - 7,6% - 13,8% -
Total - - - 550 - 550
Turnout - - 84,3% 79,0%

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2006-2012 zentele.de. Source: Yüksek Seçim Kurulu (http://www.ysk.gov.tr). Archive: Elections 1946-1999.