AK party officially wins Turkish parliamentary election
The parties will have to form a coalition government once parliament opens later this month. (Al Bawaba/File)
According to the official results, the Justice and Development (AK) Party leads the way with 258 MPs elected to the Turkish parliament. The Republican People's Party (CHP) has 132 seats, while the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) each have 80.
The statement by the Turkey's Supreme Election Committee said that out of the 53,741,838 registered voters, 46,451,389 had voted meaning the turnout stood at 86.43 percent.
The official results said the AK Party secured 40.66 percent of the votes the CHP had 25.13 percent.
MHP got the 16.45 percent of the votes; while HDP secured 12.96 of the votes thus passing the 10 percent threshold.
As none of the four parties has the necessary majority to form a single-party government, they are forced to negotiate to form some type of coalition following the opening of parliament with the ceremonial oath-taking by MPs later this month.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to ask the AK Party to form a government since the official results are announced.
Turkey's constitution stipulates that a new government must be formed within 45 days following the president's demand.
If no government is formed, the country will have to hold early parliamentary elections.
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