Turkish general election, 1973

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Turkish general election, 1973

← 1969 14 October 1973 1977 →

Total of 450 seats of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
226 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 66.8%
  First party Second party Third party
  Bülent Ecevit Cropped.jpg Demirel 1976 cropped.jpg No image.png
Leader Bülent Ecevit Süleyman Demirel Ferruh Bozbeyli
Party CHP AP DP
Leader since 14 May 1972 28 November 1964 18 December 1970
Leader's seat Zonguldak Isparta Istanbul
Last election 143 seats, 27.4% 256 seats, 46.5% New party
Seats won 185 149 45
Seat change Increase42 Decrease107 New party
Popular vote 3,570,583 3,197,897 1,275,502
Percentage 33.3% 29.8% 11.9%
Swing Increase5.9% Decrease16.7% New party

Prime Minister before election

Naim Talu
(Coalition)

Elected Prime Minister

Bülent Ecevit
CHP

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General elections were held in Turkey on 14 October 1973. The result was a victory for the Republican People's Party (CHP), who won 185 of the 450 seats. Voter turnout was 66.8%.[1]

However, 185 seats were not enough for CHP to form the government so they formed an alliance with the religious oriented National Salvation Party of Necmettin Erbakan in 26 January 1974, this controversial government could only last for ten months before its fall. The most important decision of the government was the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Republican People's Party 3,570,583 33.3 185 +42
Justice Party 3,197,897 29.8 149 –107
Democratic Party 1,275,502 11.9 45 New
National Salvation Party 1,265,771 11.8 48 New
Republican Reliance Party 564,343 5.3 13 –2
Nationalist Movement Party 362,208 3.4 3 +2
Independents 303,218 2.8 6 –7
Unity Party 121,759 1.1 1 –7
Nation Party 62,377 0.6 0 –6
Invalid/blank votes 500,185
Total 11,223,843 100 450 0
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p257 ISBN 0-19-924958-X

External links[edit]

  • [1], Brief explanation of the results