More than 1 million 'invalid' votes in Turkey election

More than 1 million votes in Turkey’s game-changing general election declared invalid

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Updated Jul 28, 2015

A total of 1,326,434 votes were counted as invalid due to being marked incorrectly in Turkey's parliamentary election on Sunday.

It has been reported that new ballots in which the independent candidates’ names were placed under the parties' names caused confusion among some citizens in Istanbul during the June 7 elections. Some voters apparently marked the boxes for both which made their vote invalid.

The election turnout for the latest election has been announced as 85 percent, with a turnout of 47 million. A total of 7,352,992 registered people did not go to the polls.

Turkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK) chairman Sadi Guven said the official result of Sunday's election will be announced in 11 to 12 days, following the period in which objections can be submitted.

TRTWorld and agencies