1969 Turkish general election

General elections were held in Turkey on 12 October 1969. The electoral system used was party-list proportional representation using the D'Hondt method in 66 electoral districts.[1] The result was a victory for the Justice Party, which won 256 of the 450 seats.[2] Voter turnout was 64.3%.

1969 Turkish general election

← 1965 12 October 1969 1973 →

450 seats in the Grand National Assembly
226 seats needed for a majority
Turnout64.35% (Decrease6.91pp)
  First party Second party
  Demirel 1976 cropped.jpg İsmet İnönü 1964 (cropped).jpg
Leader Süleyman Demirel İsmet İnönü
Party AP CHP
Leader since 28 November 1964 10 November 1938
Leader's seat Isparta Malatya
Last election 52.87%, 240 seats 28.75%, 134 seats
Seats won 256 143
Seat change Increase16 Increase9
Popular vote 4,229,712 2,487,006
Percentage 46.53% 27.36%
Swing Decrease6.34pp Decrease1.39pp

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Prime Minister before election

Süleyman Demirel

Elected Prime Minister

Süleyman Demirel


Justice Party4,229,71246.53256+16
Republican People's Party2,487,00627.36143+9
Reliance Party597,8186.5815New
Nation Party292,9613.226–25
Nationalist Movement Party275,0913.031–10
Unity Party254,6952.808New
Workers' Party243,6312.682–12
New Turkey Party197,9292.186–13
Valid votes9,086,29695.48
Invalid/blank votes429,7394.52
Total votes9,516,035100.00
Registered voters/turnout14,788,55264.35
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p239 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p272