10th Parliament of Turkey

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The 10th Grand National Assembly of Turkey existed from 2 May 1954 to 1 November 1957. [1] There were 541 MPs in the parliament. While The Democrat Party (DP) won a vast majority, the opposition was represented by the Republican People’s Party (CHP) with 30 seats, the Republican Nation Party with 5 seats and 7 Independents.[2] In 1955 a new party (Liberty Party) was also founded.

Main parliamentary milestones[edit]

Some of the important events in the history of the parliament are the following:[3]

  • 14 May 1954 – Celal Bayar was elected as the President of Turkey for the second time
  • 17 May 1954 – Adnan Menderes formed the 21st government of Turkey
  • 30 May 1954 – Law 6429 Kırşehir Province was abolished (In the 1954 elections Kırşehir citizens had voted for CMP)
  • 22 May 1955 – Polemics in the parliament between DP and CHP
  • 12 September 1955 – Martial law as a result of 6-7 September demonstrations
  • 15 October 1955 – A group of MPs were expelled from DP because of their support to "right to prove" in media.
  • 8 December – Adnan Menderes formed 22nd government of Turkey
  • 29 December 1955 – Liberty Party was founded by ex DP MPs.
  • 1 July 1957 – Law 7001: Kırşehir Province was reestablished
  • 27 October 1957 – General Elections

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parliament page Archived 2015-12-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Election page
  3. ^ Türkiye'nin 75 Yılı; Tempo Yayıncılık, İstanbul
Preceded by
9th Parliament of Turkey
10th Parliament of Turkey
Refik Koraltan

2 May 1954-1 November 1957
Succeeded by
11th Parliament of Turkey