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Alliance led by Erdogan’s party wins majority in Turkish parliament

Istanbul: The People's Alliance of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has secured the majority of seats in the parliament.

Istanbul: The People’s Alliance of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has secured the majority of seats in the parliament.

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The state-run TRT Haber broadcaster reported on Monday, citing preliminary results as all ballots in Turkey processed.


The ruling AKP party obtained more than 35% of the vote, securing 266 seats in the parliament, together with its allied parties — more than 320 seats in the 600-seat parliament.


The opposition Nation Alliance, consisting of six parties, has obtained more than 35%.
More than 1.3 million ballots were invalidated.

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