Official results of Turkey’s Nov. 1 election announced

Turkey's Supreme Election Board announces official election results of Nov. 1 general election

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Head of Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK), Sadi Guven announced the official results on Nov. 12, 2015

Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK) issued a statement on Thursday announcing the official results of Turkey’s Nov. 1 general election.

According to official results, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) leads with 317 deputies, having 59 seats more than June 7 general election.

Republican People's Party (CHP) comes second with 134 deputies while Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has 59 seats in the parliament.

Meanwhile, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) gains 40 seats by losing half of its deputies from June 7.

The statement also said that AK Party has 49.50 percent of the vote - a higher proportion than any of the predictions by opinion polls.

With the official results, CHP collected 25.32 percent of the votes, MHP had 11,90 percent while HDP had 10.76 percent of the votes.

Now that the final results have been announced, the deputies of the 26th Grand National Assembly must be sworn in within five days.

The first meeting of the new assembly will be presided over by the former head of the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and newly elected Antalya Deputy Deniz Baykal, who will preside over the parliament as he is the most senior member.

The next stage sees the new lawmakers elect a parliament speaker, the 27th in the history of the Republic of Turkey in a secret ballot.

Following these steps, Turkey’s 64th government will be formed on Nov. 18 which is the anniversary of when the AK Party first formed government in 2002.

TRTWorld, AA