1969 Turkish general election

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1969 Turkish general election

← 1965 12 October 1969 1973 →

Total of 450 seats of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
226 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout64.3%[1] Decrease 7.0pp
  First party Second party
  Demirel 1976 cropped.jpg İsmet İnönü 1964 (cropped).jpg
Leader Süleyman Demirel İsmet İnönü
Party AP CHP
Leader since 28 November 1964 10 November 1938
Leader's seat Isparta Malatya
Last election 240 seats, 52.9% 134 seats, 28.8%
Seats won 256 143
Seat change Increase16 Increase9
Popular vote 4,229,712 2,487,006
Percentage 46.5% 27.4%
Swing Decrease6.4% Decrease1.4%

Prime Minister before election

Süleyman Demirel
AP

Elected Prime Minister

Süleyman Demirel
AP

General elections were held in Turkey on 12 October 1969. The electoral system used was party-list proportional representation using the D'Hondt method in 66 electoral districts.[2] The result was a victory for the Justice Party, which won 256 of the 450 seats.[3] Voter turnout was 64.3%.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Justice Party 4,229,712 46.5 256 +16
Republican People's Party 2,487,006 27.4 143 +9
Reliance Party 597,818 6.6 15 New
Independents 511,023 5.6 13 +12
Nation Party 292,961 3.2 6 –25
Nationalist Movement Party 275,091 3.0 1 –10
Unity Party 254,695 2.8 8 New
Workers Party 243,631 2.7 2 –12
New Turkey Party 197,929 2.2 6 –13
Invalid/blank votes 429,739
Total 9,516,035 100 450 0
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MİLLETVEKİLİ GENEL SEÇİMLERİ 1923 - 2011" (PDF) (in Turkish). Yüksek Seçim Kurulu. p. 5. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p239 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  3. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p272 ISBN 0-19-924958-X