1961 Turkish Senate election

Turkey held senate elections on 15 October 1961. In this election 150 members of the senate were elected by the majority (winner takes all) system. The result was surprising because the party with second greatest number of votes nationwide won twice as many seats as the leading party.[1]

Party Party leader Vote total Vote percentage Seats
Republican People's Party (CHP)İsmet İnönü3,734,28536.1 %36
Justice Party (AP)Ragıp Gümüşpala3,560,67534.5 %71
New Turkey Party (YTP)Ekrem Alican1,401,63713,0 %27
Republican Nation Villagers' Party (CKMP)Osman Bölükbaşı1,350,89212.5 %16
Independents390,5582.9 %


  1. "Results of the senate elections" (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2010-12-20.
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