1961 Turkish Senate election
Turkey held senate elections on 15 October 1961. In this election 150 members of the senate were elected by the majority (winner takes all) system. The result was surprising because the party with second greatest number of votes nationwide won twice as many seats as the leading party.
|Party||Party leader||Vote total||Vote percentage||Seats|
|Republican People's Party (CHP)||İsmet İnönü||3,734,285||36.1 %||36|
|Justice Party (AP)||Ragıp Gümüşpala||3,560,675||34.5 %||71|
|New Turkey Party (YTP)||Ekrem Alican||1,401,637||13,0 %||27|
|Republican Nation Villagers' Party (CKMP)||Osman Bölükbaşı||1,350,892||12.5 %||16|