1939 Turkish general election

General elections were held in Turkey on 26 March 1939.[1] The Republican People's Party was the only party in the country at the time. Voter turnout was reported to be 77.8%.[2]

1939 Turkish general election

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Leader İsmet İnönü
Party CHP

Prime Minister before election

Refik Saydam
CHP

Elected Prime Minister

Refik Saydam
CHP

Electoral systemEdit

The elections were held under the Ottoman electoral law passed in 1908,[1] which provided for a two-stage process. In the first stage, voters elected secondary electors (one for the first 750 voters in a constituency, then one for every additional 500 voters). In the second stage the secondary electors elected the members of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Myron E. Weiner, Ergun Özbudun (1987) Competitive Elections in Developing Countries, Duke University Press, p337
  2. ^ Weiner & Özbudun, p340
  3. ^ Weiner & Özbudun, p334