Turkish general election, 1957

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Turkish general election, 1957
Turkey
← 1954 27 October 1957 1961 →

Total of 610 seats of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
306 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Adnan Menderes VI. Yasama Dönemi.jpg Inonu Ismet.jpg
Leader Adnan Menderes İsmet İnönü
Party Democrat CHP
Last election 490 seats, 57.6% 30 seats, 35.4%
Seats won 424 178
Seat change Decrease78 Increase147
Popular vote 4,372,621 3,753,136
Percentage 47.9% 41.1%
Swing Decrease9.7% Increase5.7%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Osman Bölükbaşı Fevzi Lütfi Karaosmanoğlu
Party CMP HP
Last election 5 seats, 4.9% New Party
Seats won 4 4
Seat change Decrease1 Increase4
Popular vote 652,064 350,597
Percentage 7.1% 3.8%
Swing Increase2.3% Increase3.8%

Prime Minister before election

Adnan Menderes
Democrat

Elected Prime Minister

Adnan Menderes
Democrat

General elections were held in Turkey on 27 October 1957. The electoral system used was the multiple non-transferable vote, with each electoral district electing an average of 9 members.[1] The result was a victory for the Democrat Party, which won 419 of the 602 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democrat Party 4,372,621 47.9 424 –78
Republican People's Party 3,753,136 41.1 178 +147
Republican Nation Party 652,064 7.1 4 –1
Liberty Party 350,597 3.8 4 New
Independents 4,994 0.1 2 –8
Invalid/blank votes 117,537
Total 9,250,949 100 602 +67
Registered voters/turnout 12,078,623 76.6
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p238 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p271 ISBN 0-19-924958-X