Official results of Turkey’s June 7 election announced

Turkey's Supreme Election Board announces official election results on Tuesday

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK) issued a statement on Tuesday announcing the official results of Turkey’s June 7 general election.

According to official results, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) leads with 258 deputies. Republican People's Party (CHP) comes second with 132 deputies. Meanwhile, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) each have 80 deputies in the parliament.

Now the final results has been announced, the deputies of the 25th Grand National Assembly must be sworn in within five days.

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

The first two rounds of voting requires the speaker to gain 367 votes out of 550 deputies. If no candidate achieves this, a third round can be passed by the candidate receiving a simple majority of 276 votes. If there is still no winner, the candidate with the largest number of votes in fourth will be selected.

Deniz Baykal - the former head of the opposition CHP and newly elected Antalya deputy - will temporarily serve as the speaker of the new parliament because the 77-year-old veteran politician is the most senior member of the Turkish parliament.

Once the parliamentary speaker is officially elected, initiatives to form a new Turkish government will begin.

TRTWorld and agencies