1943 Turkish general election

General elections were held in Turkey on 28 February 1943.[1] They were the last single-party elections in the country, as the Republican People's Party was the single-party in the country at the time.

1943 Turkish general election

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Leader İsmet İnönü
Party CHP

Prime Minister before election

Şükrü Saracoğlu
CHP

Elected Prime Minister

Şükrü Saracoğlu
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.[2]

ReferencesEdit

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