Turkish Prime Minister and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Ahmet Davutoglu said his party was the winner of the Sunday’s elections, and pledged to protect political stability in Turkey.
As of now, 99.69 percent of the ballot boxes have been accounted for and the AK Party has 40.8 percent of the votes, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) has 25.1 percent of the votes, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has 16.4 percent while the HDP gained 12.9 percent of the votes in Sunday’s general election in Turkey.
"There is no doubt that the AK Party has won this election, coming first in 56 provinces and six regions, winning deputies from 76 provinces," said Davutoglu during his speech at party headquarter in Ankara.
Despite AK Party’s victory in the election, it failed to secure the majority needed to form a majority government which forces the parties to form a coalition government.
However, an early election seems more probable considering that the rivalry between the opposition parties may result in deadlock in formation of government since their political approaches are far from each other, regarding their grassroots.
Davutoglu also said his party would take every necessary measures to preserve stability which was achieved during 13 years of governance.
"No worries. The AK Party, backbone of Turkish nation, will be on duty to ensure continuation of state and welfare of homeland," said Davutoglu.
"We say: Let's take action for a new constitution based on freedoms and human dignity to prepare the youth for the future."