Turkish general election, 1973

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Turkish general election, 1973
Turkey
1969 ←
14 October 1973 → 1977

Total of 450 seats of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
226 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 66.8%
  First party Second party Third party
  Bülent Ecevit-Davos 2000 cropped.jpg Suleyman Demirel 1998.jpg Necmettin Erbakan.jpg
Leader Bülent Ecevit Süleyman Demirel Necmettin Erbakan
Party CHP AP MSP
Leader since 14 May 1972 28 November 1964 11 October 1972
Leader's seat Zonguldak Isparta Konya
Last election 143 seats, 27.4% 256 seats, 46.5% New party
Seats won 185 149 48
Seat change Increase42 Decrease107 Increase48
Popular vote 3,570,583 3,197,897 1,265,771
Percentage 33.3% 29.8% 11.8%
Swing Increase5.9% Decrease16.7% Increase11.8%

Prime Minister before election

Süleyman Demirel
AP

Elected Prime Minister

Bülent Ecevit
CHP

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General elections were held in Turkey on 14 October 1973. The result was a victory for the Republican People's Party (CHP), who won 185 of the 450 seats. Voter turnout was 66.8%.[1]

However, 185 seats were not enough for CHP to form the government so they formed an alliance with the religious oriented National Salvation Party of Necmettin Erbakan. This controversial government could only last for ten months before its fall. The most important decision of the government was the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Republican People's Party 3,570,583 33.3 185 +42
Justice Party 3,197,897 29.8 149 -107
Democratic Party 1,275,502 11.9 45 New
National Salvation Party 1,265,771 11.8 48 New
Republican Reliance Party 564,343 5.3 13 -2
Nationalist Movement Party 362,208 3.4 3 +2
Independents 303,218 2.8 6 -7
Unity Party 121,759 1.1 1 -7
Nation Party 62,377 0.6 0 -6
Invalid/blank votes 500,185 - - -
Total 11,223,843 100 450 0
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p257 ISBN 0-19-924958-X

External links[edit]

  • [1], Brief explanation of the results