1946 Turkish general election

General elections were held in Turkey on 21 July 1946,[1] the first multi-party elections in the country's history. The multiple non-transferable vote electoral system was used.[2] The result was a victory for the Republican People's Party, which won 395 of the 465 seats. This election was held on the basis of open voting, secret counting and majority system, with the exception of judicial supervision (open vote, secret classification). Due to these irregularities, it has also been referred to as a "fraudulent election".[3][4]

1946 Turkish general election

← 1943 21 July 1946 1950 →

465 seats of the Grand National Assembly
233 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Inonu Ismet.jpg Mahmut Celâl Bayar.jpg
Leader İsmet İnönü Celal Bayar
Party CHP Democrat
Seats won 395 64

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Prime Minister before election

Şükrü Saraçoğlu
CHP

Elected Prime Minister

Recep Peker
CHP

ResultsEdit

 
PartySeats
Republican People's Party395
Democrat Party64
Independents6
Total465
Source: Nohlen et al.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p248 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p238 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  3. ^ Cumhuriyetin 75. Yılı, C. 1, Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat Yayıncılık, İstanbul, 1998, ISBN 975-363-969-8 Parameter error in {{ISBN}}: Invalid ISBN., s. 291.
  4. ^ Sina Akşin, Ana Çizgileriyle Türkiye'nin Yakın Tarihi, İkinci Baskı, İmaj Yayıncılık, Ankara, 1996, ISBN 975-7852-18-X, s. 216.