1950 Turkish general election

General elections were held in Turkey on 14 May 1950, using the multiple non-transferable vote electoral system.[2] The result was a landslide victory for the opposition Democrat Party, which won 408 of the 487 seats.[3]

1950 Turkish general election

← 1946 May 14, 1950 1954 →

Total of 487 seats of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
244 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout89.3%[1] pp
  First party Second party
  Mahmut Celâl Bayar.jpg Inonu Ismet.jpg
Leader Celal Bayar İsmet İnönü
Party Democrat Republican
Last election 64 395
Seats won 408 69
Seat change Increase347 Decrease326
Popular vote 4,241,393 3,176,561
Percentage 53.3% 39.9%

Prime Minister before election

Şemsettin Günaltay
CHP

Elected Prime Minister

Adnan Menderes
Democrat

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democrat Party 4,241,393 52.68 408 +344
Republican People's Party 3,176,561 38.45 69 –326
Nation Party 250,414 3.11 1 New
Independents 383,282 4.76 9 +3
Invalid/blank votes
Total 8,051,650 100.00 487 +22
Registered voters/turnout 8,905,743 90.41
Source: Nohlen et al.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MİLLETVEKİLİ GENEL SEÇİMLERİ 1923 - 2011" (PDF) (in Turkish). Yüksek Seçim Kurulu. p. 5. Retrieved August 13, 2020.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p238 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  3. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p271 ISBN 0-19-924958-X

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