Turkey's ruling party wins majority in election

    Turkey's ruling party wins majority in election

    Nov.2, Ankara: The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK party) has won majority in the snap election. It has secured nearly 50 percent of vote than expected. With nearly all of the votes counted, the ruling party was leading Sunday's general elections with 49.4 percent of the vote.

    Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called it a victory for democracy.

    The AK Party is followed by the centre-left Republican People's Party (CHP) with 25.4 of the votes, far-right Nationalist Action Party (MHP) with 11.9 percent and the pro-Kurdish left-wing Peoples' Demcoratic Party (HDP) with 10.7 percent.

    With these results, AK Party is predicted to claim 316 seats in the 550-seat parliament, easily enough to win majority government on its own.

    The Oslo Times


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