1935 Turkish general election

General elections were held in Turkey on 8 February 1935.[1] The Republican People's Party was the only party in the country at the time.

1935 Turkish general election

8 February 1935

Total of 428 seats of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
220 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Independents
Party CHP Independent
Leader since 9 September 1923
Leader's seat Ankara
Last election 287 30 seats
Seats won 401 27
Seat change 114 3

Prime Minister before election

İsmet İnönü
CHP

Elected Prime Minister

İsmet İnönü
CHP

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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]

Following a change in the law in 1934, women were granted the right to vote and run for election, and the age of voting was raised from 18 to 22.[1]

References

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