1950 Turkish general election

General elections were held in Turkey on 14 May 1950, using the multiple non-transferable vote electoral system.[1] The result was a landslide victory for the opposition Democratic Party, which won 408 of the 487 seats.[2]

1950 Turkish general election

May 14, 1950

Total of 487 seats of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
244 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Celal Bayar İsmet İnönü
Party Democrat CHP
Last election 64 395
Seats won 408 69
Seat change 347 326
Popular vote 4,241,393 3,176,561
Percentage 53.3% 39.9%

Prime Minister before election

Şemsettin Günaltay
CHP

Elected Prime Minister

Adnan Menderes
Democrat

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democrat Party4,241,39352.68408+344
Republican People's Party3,176,56138.4569–326
Nation Party250,4143.111New
Independents383,2824.769+3
Invalid/blank votes
Total8,051,650100.00487+22
Registered voters/turnout8,905,74390.41
Source: Nohlen et al.

References

  1. Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p238 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p271 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
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