Turkey Elections 2018

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been elected as the first executive president of Turkey under the new presidential system. His party’s alliance, the People’s Alliance, secured a majority of seats in parliamentary elections on Sunday.

Election Results 2018

Voters
Presidential Results
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
% Winner
Recep Tayyip Erdogan The elected president in the new system
SUPPORTED BY
AK Party AK Party
MHP MHP
BBP BBP
HUDA-PAR HUDA-PAR
%10
%20
%30
%40
%50
to win
%60
Parliamentary Results
%10
%20
%30
%40
%50
to win
%60
Alliance Results
People’s Alliance

  MP - AK Party, MHP, BBP

Nation's Alliance

  MP - CHP, Iyi Party, Saadet Party, Demokrat Party

Others

  MP

Election Results by Provinces

Party
Candidate
PCT
MP
AK Party
CHP
MHP
MHP
MHP
MHP
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What you need to know
Turkey’s Election 2018 Report A detailed report by TRT World Research Center looking at Turkey's upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections, the candidates running and their policies.
Presidential Candidates
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Muharrem Ince
Meral Aksener
Temel Karamollaoglu
Selahattin Demirtas
Dogu Perincek
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  1. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  2. Muharrem Ince
  3. Meral Aksener
  4. Temel Karamollaoglu
  5. Selahattin Demirtas
  6. Dogu Perincek

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

President and candidate of People’s Alliance

Erdogan stepped into politics at an early age with the conservative MSP. In 1994, he was elected mayor of Istanbul from MSP’s successor, the Welfare Party. Conservative parties faced lawsuits for violating secularism back then; eventually the WP was closed, too. He founded the AK Party in 2001 and won all the elections since then. After 11 years of premiership, Erdogan became the first popularly elected president in 2014.

Parties & Alliances
People’s Alliance

The AK Party, the MHP and the BBP have been cooperating since 2016. The cooperation was constructed on the basis of the two then opposition parties’ support for the AK Party government in its fight against the FETO and the PKK terror groups. AK Party’s list in the ballot will include BBP’s parliamentary candidates, while MHP will have its own list.

Nation's Alliance

The left-wing and secularist CHP, the main opposition party, has set up an alliance with two right-wing parties, the Iyi Party and the DP, and a conservative one, the SP, in order to prevent them from being left out of parliament because of the threshold. CHP’s list in the ballot will include DP’s parliamentary candidates, while Iyi Party and SP will have their own lists.

Other Parties
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