Balıkesir (electoral district)

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Balıkesir
electoral district
for the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
Balıkesir highlighted in red on a beige political map of Turkeym
Balıkesir shown within Turkey
ProvinceBalıkesir
Electorate866,739
Current electoral district
Created1920
Seats8
Turnout at last election90.16%[1]
AK Party
4 / 8
CHP
3 / 8
MHP
1 / 8

Balıkesir is an electoral district of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. It elects eight members of parliament (deputies) to represent the province of the same name for a four-year term by the D'Hondt method, a party-list proportional representation system.

Members[edit]

Population reviews of each electoral district are conducted before each general election, which can lead to certain districts being granted a smaller or greater number of parliamentary seats. Balıkesir elected 9 MPs in 1999. The district has lost one seat since then and has elected 8 MPs since 2002.

MPs for Balıkesir, 2002 onwards[2][3][4][5]
Election 2002 (22nd parliament) 2007 (23rd parliament) 2011 (24th parliament) June 2015 (25th parliament) Nov 2015 (26th parliament)
MP Ali Aydınlıoğlu
AK Party
Ayşe Akbaş
AK Party
Ali Aydınlıoğlu
AK Party
MP Turhan Çömez
AK Party
Mehmet Cemal Öztaylan
AK Party
Sema Kırcı
AK Party
MP Ahmet Edip Uğur
AK Party
Mahmut Poyrazlı
AK Party
MP Ali Osman Sali
AK Party
Tülay Babuşcu
AK Party
Recep Çetin
MHP
Kasım Bostan
AK Party
MP Orhan Sür
CHP
Ahmet Duran Bulut
MHP
İsmail Ok
MHP
MP İsmail Özgün
AK Party
Ayşe Nedret Akova
CHP
Ahmet Akın
CHP
MP Ali Kemal Deveciler
CHP
Ergün Aydoğan
CHP
Haluk Ahmet Gümüş
CHP
Mehmet Tüm
CHP
MP Sedat Pekel
CHP
Hüseyin Pazarcı
CHP
Namık Havutça
CHP

General elections[edit]

2011[edit]

General Election 2011: Balıkesir[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AK Party 356,649 46.50 Increase5.04
CHP 259,104 33.78 Increase9.46
MHP 106,663 13.91 Decrease1.93
Democrat 9,145 1.19 Decrease7.66
Felicity 8,724 1.14 Decrease0.91
Independent 6,785 0.88 Increase0.17
HAS Party 4,583 0.60 Increase0.60
BBP 2,887 0.38 Increase0.38
HEPAR 2,504 0.33 Increase0.33
DYP 2,465 0.32 Increase0.32
DSP 2,448 0.32 N/A
Labour 2,113 0.28 Increase0.27
TKP 921 0.12 Decrease0.16
Nationalist Conservative 827 0.11 Increase0.11
Nation 679 0.09 Increase0.09
Liberal Democrat 441 0.06 Decrease0.17
Total votes 766,938 100.00
Rejected ballots 16,881 2.16 Increase0.08
Turnout 781,410 90.16 Increase1.42
AK Party hold Majority 92,074 12.72 Decrease4.43

June 2015[edit]

Abbr. Party Votes %
AKP Justice and Development Party 305,602 38.9%
CHP Republican People's Party 267,677 34%
MHP Nationalist Movement Party 159,274 20.3%
HDP Peoples' Democratic Party 24,121 3.1%
SP Felicity Party 14,324 1.8%
Other 15,185 1.9%
Total 786,183
Turnout 88.54
source: YSK

November 2015[edit]

Abbr. Party Votes %
AKP Justice and Development Party 361,821 45.5%
CHP Republican People's Party 275,229 34.6%
MHP Nationalist Movement Party 117,551 14.8%
HDP Peoples' Democratic Party 18,382 2.3%
SP Felicity Party 6,788 0.9%
Other 14,796 1.9%
Total 794,567
Turnout 88.54
source: YSK

2018[edit]

Abbr. Party Votes %
AKP Justice and Development Party 338,879 40.4%
CHP Republican People's Party 256,303 30.6%
IYI Good Party 125,333 14.9%
MHP Nationalist Movement Party 62,255 7.4%
HDP Peoples' Democratic Party 32,275 3.8%
SP Felicity Party 9,811 1.2%
Other 13,751 1.6%
Total 838,607
Turnout 90.81
source: YSK

Presidential elections[edit]

2014[edit]

Presidential Election 2014: Balıkesir[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu 368,822 49.36
AK Party Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 357,170 47.80
HDP Selahattin Demirtaş 21,273 2.85
Total votes 747,265 100.00
Rejected ballots 15,038 1.97
Turnout 762,303 83.17
Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu win

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ysk.gov.tr/ysk/docs/2011MilletvekiliSecimi/KesinSonuclar/balikesir.pdf
  2. ^ "TBMM 24.Dönem Milletvekili Listesi". Archived from the original on January 5, 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  3. ^ "TBMM 23.Dönem Milletvekili Listesi". Archived from the original on January 5, 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  4. ^ "TBMM 22.Dönem Milletvekili Listesi". Archived from the original on January 5, 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  5. ^ "TBMM 21.Dönem Milletvekili Listesi". Archived from the original on January 5, 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  6. ^ http://www.ysk.gov.tr/ysk/docs/2011MilletvekiliSecimi/KesinSonuclar/balikesir.pdf
  7. ^ http://www.sabah.com.tr/gundem/2011/04/29/iste-milletvekili-kesin-aday-listeleri?paging=15
  8. ^ http://www.ysk.gov.tr/ysk/content/conn/YSKUCM/path/Contribution%20Folders/HaberDosya/CB-AdayOylari-ilBazında-2014.pdf

Coordinates: 37°50′N 34°45′E / 37.833°N 34.750°E / 37.833; 34.750