Karaman (electoral district)

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Karaman
electoral district
for the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
Karaman highlighted in red on a beige political map of Turkeym
Karaman shown within Turkey
ProvinceKaraman
Electorate159,528
Current electoral district
Created1991
Seats2
MPs
Turnout at last election90.08%
AK Party
2 / 2

Karaman is an electoral district of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. It elects three 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. As a small electoral district, Karaman's seat allocation has always been low. It was last reduced to three MPs in 1999.

MPs for Karaman, 1999 onwards
Seat 1999 (21st parliament) 2002 (22nd parliament) 2007 (23rd parliament) 2011 (24th parliament) June 2015 (25th parliament)
1 Zeki Ünal
FP
Mevlüt Akgün
AK Party
Recep Konuk
AK Party
2 Fikret Ünlü
DSP
Lütfi Elvan
AK Party
Recep Şeker
AK Party
3 Hasan Çalış
MHP
Fikret Ünlü
CHP
Hasan Çalış
MHP
No seat

General elections[edit]

2011[edit]

General Election 2011: Karaman[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AK Party 80,455 57.29 Increase5.96
CHP 26,511 18.88 Increase3.70
MHP 25,642 18.26 Decrease0.40
Felicity 2,707 1.93 Decrease1.11
HAS Party 1,455 1.04 Increase1.04
BBP 994 0.71 Increase0.71
Democrat 835 0.59 Decrease6.09
HEPAR 351 0.25 Increase0.25
DYP 312 0.22 Increase0.22
DSP 309 0.22 N/A
Labour 292 0.21 Decrease0.03
Nationalist Conservative 169 0.12 Increase0.12
TKP 165 0.12 Decrease0.08
Nation 138 0.10 Increase0.10
Liberal Democrat 107 0.07 Decrease0.18
Total votes 140,442 100.00
Rejected ballots 3,608 2.51 Increase1.35
Turnout 143,603 90.02 Increase0.34
AK Party hold Majority 53,944 38.41 Increase5.74

June 2015[edit]

Abbr. Party Votes %
AKP Justice and Development Party 80,042 55.5%
MHP Nationalist Movement Party 32,876 22.8%
CHP Republican People's Party 22,366 15.5%
SP Felicity Party 4,037 2.8%
Other 4,832 3.4%
Total 144,153
Turnout 88.35
source: YSK

November 2015[edit]

Abbr. Party Votes %
AKP Justice and Development Party 94,321 64.6%
MHP Nationalist Movement Party 23,692 16.2%
CHP Republican People's Party 22,088 15.1%
SP Felicity Party 1,426 1%
Other 4,449 3%
Total 145,976
Turnout 88.97
source: YSK

2018[edit]

Abbr. Party Votes %
AKP Justice and Development Party 80,498 52.6%
MHP Nationalist Movement Party 22,826 14.9%
CHP Republican People's Party 24,608 16.1%
IYI Good Party 17,784 11.6%
SP Felicity Party 2,431 1.6%
Other 4,825 3.2%
Total 152,972
Turnout 90.39
source: YSK

Presidential elections[edit]

2014[edit]

Presidential Election 2014: Karaman[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
AK Party Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 88,813 66.22
Independent Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu 43,093 32.13
HDP Selahattin Demirtaş 2,212 1.65
Total votes 134,118 100.00
Rejected ballots 4,789 3.45
Turnout 165,590 83.89
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan win

References[edit]

Coordinates: 37°05′N 33°15′E / 37.083°N 33.250°E / 37.083; 33.250