1927 Turkish general election

General elections were held in Turkey in 1927.[1] The Republican People's Party ("Association for the Defense of the Rights of Anatolia and Rumelia" until 9 September 1923) was the only party in the country at the time, as the Progressive Republican Party that had been set up in 1924 was dissolved the following year.[1]

1927 Turkish general election

20 July 1927

Total of 335 seats of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
168 seats were needed for a majority
  First party
Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Party CHP
Leader since 9 September 1923
Leader's seat Ankara
Last election 333
Seats won 335
Seat change 2

Prime Minister before election

İsmet İnönü

Elected Prime Minister

İsmet İnönü

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Electoral system

The elections were held under the Ottoman electoral law passed in 1908,[1] which provided for a two-stage process. In the first stage, voters elected secondary electors (one for the first 750 voters in a constituency, then one for every additional 500 voters). In the second stage the secondary electors elected the members of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.[2]


  1. Myron E. Weiner, Ergun Özbudun (1987) Competitive Elections in Developing Countries, Duke University Press, p337
  2. Weiner & Özbudun, p334
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