1957 Turkish general election

General elections were held in Turkey on 27 October 1957. The electoral system used was the multiple non-transferable vote, with each electoral district electing an average of 9 members.[1] The result was a victory for the Democrat Party, which won 424 of the 610 seats.[2][3]

1957 Turkish general election

27 October 1957

Total of 610 seats of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
306 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
Leader Adnan Menderes İsmet İnönü
Party Democrat CHP
Last election 503 seats, 58.4% 31 seats, 35.1%
Seats won 424 178
Seat change 79 147
Popular vote 4,497,811 3,825,267
Percentage 48.6% 41.4%
Swing 9.8% 6.3%

  Third party Fourth party
Leader Osman Bölükbaşı Fevzi Lütfi Karaosmanoğlu
Party CMP HP
Last election 5 seats, 5.3% New Party
Seats won 4 4
Seat change 1 4
Popular vote 604,087 321,471
Percentage 6.5% 3.5%
Swing 1.2% 3.5%

Prime Minister before election

Adnan Menderes

Elected Prime Minister

Adnan Menderes


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democrat Party4,497,81148.6424–79
Republican People's Party3,825,26741.4178+147
Republican Nation Party604,0876.54–1
Liberty Party321,4713.54New
Patriotic Party4630.00New
Invalid/blank votes117,537
Registered voters/turnout12,078,62376.6
Source: Nohlen et al.


  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
  3. "Election results of 1957 according to the Turkish Statistical Institute". Archived from the original on 2018-04-17.
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