AKP appears on course to win majority with half the votes counted

Publication date: 
Nov 01 2015
Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) may be on track to win back its parliamentary majority and form a government alone, according to partial general election results broadcast by state-run TRT. 

With 95 percent of the votes counted, the AKP was on 49.7 percent of the vote. The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) was on 25.5 percent, while the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) was on 12.05 and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) was on 10.4 percent, just above the 10 percent threshold needed to enter parliament, state-run Anadolu Agency reported. 

The results could still change significantly, with counting not yet completed in the country's largest cities.