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Mardin is an electoral district of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. It elects six members of parliament (deputies) to represent the province of the same name for a four-year term by the D'Hondt method, a party-list proportional representation system.

Mardin
electoral district
for the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
Mardin highlighted in red on a beige political map of Turkeym
Mardin shown within Turkey
ProvinceMardin
Electorate397,634
Current electoral district
Created1920
Seats6
MPs
Turnout at last election82.39%
HDP
5 / 6
AK Party
1 / 6

Contents

MembersEdit

Population reviews of each electoral district are conducted before each general election, which can lead to certain districts being granted a smaller or greater number of parliamentary seats. Mardin's seat allocation has varied little over the last sixty years, keeping around the six seats it has today.

There are currently six sitting members of parliament representing Mardin, three of which are from the governing party. Van was a district where the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) ran independent candidates in an attempt to overcome the 10 percent national electoral threshold. Three independent candidates were elected here in 2011; two have since joined the BDP.

MPs for Mardin, 1999 onwards
Seat 1999 (21st parliament) 2002 (22nd parliament) 2007 (23rd parliament) 2011 (24th parliament) June 2015 (25th parliament)
1 Fehim Adak
FP
Selahattin Cebeli
AK Party
Gönül Bekin Şahkulubey
AK Party
Orhan Miroğlu
AK Party
2 Metin Musaoğlu
DYP
Nihat Eri
AK Party
Cüneyt Yüksel
AK Party
Abdurrahim Akdağ
AK Party
Mithat Sancar
HDP
3 Veysi Şahin
DYP
Mehmet Beşir Hamidi
AK Party
Mehmet Halit Demir
AK Party
Muammer Güler
AK Party
Mehmet Ali Aslan
HDP
4 Süleyman Çelebi
Anavatan
Mahmut Duyan
CHP
Süleyman Çelebi
AK Party
Erol Dora[1]
Independent (BDP) / HDP
5 Ömer Ertaş
Anavatan
Muharrem Doğan
CHP
Ahmet Türk[2]
DTP / Independent
Enise Güneyli
HDP
6 Mustafa Kemal Tuğmaner
DSP
Süleyman Bölünmez
Independent'
Emine Ayna[3]
Independent (DTP)
Gülser Yıldırım[4]
Independent (DTP/BDP) / HDP

General electionsEdit

2011Edit

Unelected candidates in small text.

Turkish general election, 2011: Mardin[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AK Party Muammer Güler, Gönül Bekin Şahkulubey, Abdurrahim Akdağ 103,402 32.17
Independent Ahmet Türk 59,350 18.52
Independent Gülser Yıldırım 55,505 17.32
Independent Erol Dora 51,980 16.22
Independent Süleyman Bölünmez 28,746 8.97
CHP None elected 11,953 3.72
BBP None elected 2842 0.88
HAS Party None elected 2097 0.65 N/A
MHP None elected 2041 0.64
Felicity None elected 895 0.28
Democrat None elected 845 0.26
DSP None elected 658 0.20 [7]
TKP None elected 474 0.15
Nationalist Conservative None elected 240 0.07
Nation None elected 234 0.07
Liberal Democrat None elected 129 0.04
DYP None elected 0
HEPAR None elected 0
Labour None elected 0
Turnout 321,391 82.39

Presidential electionsEdit

2014Edit

Presidential Election 2014: Mardin[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
HDP Selahattin Demirtaş 198,542 60.90
AK Party Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 119,362 36.61
Independent Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu 8,094 2.48
Total votes 325,998 100.00
Rejected ballots 3,845 1.17
Turnout 329,843 76.45
Selahattin Demirtaş win

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ran in 2011 as an independent candidate and joined the BDP afted being elected.
  2. ^ Ran as an independent candidate in 2007 and joined the DTP after being elected. Was expelled as an MP when that party was closed down in 2009. Ran as an independent in 2011 and is currently prohibited from joining any political party. Resigned in 2014 to contest the 2014 local elections and was elected as the Mayor of Mardin.
  3. ^ Ran as an independent candidate in 2007 and joined the DTP after being elected.
  4. ^ Ran as an independent candidate in 2011 and joined the BDP after being elected.
  5. ^ [1] Turkish electoral commission
  6. ^ [2] Hürriyet
  7. ^ DSP in 2011 is compared to CHP in 2007, under whose list it ran that year
  8. ^ http://www.ysk.gov.tr/ysk/docs/2011MilletvekiliSecimi/KesinSonuclar/igdir.pdf

Coordinates: 37°24′N 40°47′E / 37.400°N 40.783°E / 37.400; 40.783