AK PARTY LOSES MAJORITY IN MAJOR BLOW TO ERDOGAN; HDP ENTERS PARLIAMENT

Turkey witnessed dramatic changes in its political landscape on June 7 after the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its parliamentary majority and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) crossed the notorious 10 percent threshold needed to enter parliament as a party.

The blow to the AKP, as well as to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s hopes of assuming greater powers through the implementation of a presidential system, came amid the HDP’s success in become the first-ever party focusing on the Kurdish issue to win 10 percent of the vote.

The new parliamentary distribution of 550 seats are as follows;
AKP 258 seats with 40,83% of the votes
CHP 132 seats with 25% of the votes
MHP 80 seats with 16,33% of the votes
HDP 80 seats with 13,16% of the votes