IPSOS shows AK Party post-election votes up by 4 percent

IPSOS post-election research shows AK Party only political party increasing votes if election held today

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Updated Jul 28, 2015

The post-election survey conducted by the Paris based market research company IPSOS showed the votes of the governing Justice and Development Party (AK Party) would increase by 4 percent, from 41 percent to 45 percent if survey-takers knew the election results and another election was to held today.

According to the survey, the AK Party was the only party which increased its votes while the most significant drop of votes was seen in the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) from 16 percent to 14 percent, when individuals were asked the question “If you saw the election results beforehand, who would you have voted for?”

The IPSOS survey was published by CNN Turk which requested that the research that was conducted over the phone on the next day after the June 7 general election among 1570 survey takers over the age of 18 years old throughout 81 provinces.

The number of people who said they would have voted for the AK Party if they knew of the results beforehand, was up by 4 percent to 45 percent from the current unofficially accounted votes of 41 percent.


According to unofficial results, the AK Party has 40.8 percent of the votes, the CHP has 25.1 percent of the votes, and the MHP has 16.4 percent while the HDP gained 13 percent of the votes in Sunday’s general election in Turkey.

As the Republican People's Party (CHP) votes remained same with 25 percent, the votes of the Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) which exceeded the 10 percent election threshold and entered the parliament by receiving 13 percent of the votes, would decline by 12 percent.

The questions in the survey included “What influenced your vote decision? Should the election system change? Did the presidential election fall out of the agenda? Who would you vote for if there was an election today? and Who does electorate want in a coalition government?”

Unable to achieve a parliamentary majority, Turkey faces three options - a coalition, a minority government or an early election under an interim government.

Although none of the parties held any official coalition talks, the discussions over formation of a coalition continue among party members in the parliament as all four parties started to consider options for a coalition with each other in order to maintain democratic gains and stability.

If the parliament fails to establish a new government within 45 days, an early election will be inevitable.

TRTWorld and agencies