2009 Turkish local elections

Turkey held local elections on 29 March 2009. The overall winner was the ruling party Justice and Development Party, although the party saw a decline in its vote relative to the 2007 general election. The leading opposition party, the social democratic Kemalist CHP, increased its vote share, as did a number of smaller parties including the SP, DTP and BBP, whose party leader Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu had died in a helicopter crash four days before the election. The third largest party, the Turkish nationalist MHP, enjoyed a more modest vote surge.[1] The election was not contested by Cem Uzan's GP.[2] The AKP failed to take certain provinces it had publicly targeted, such as Diyarbakır,[3] İzmir and Urfa,[4] and did not achieve its goal of exceeding 47% of the overall vote.[5] There was localized election-related fighting in southeastern Turkey, in which five people were reported to have been killed and about a hundred injured.[5]

2009 Turkish local elections

March 29, 2009 (2009-03-29)

All 16 metropolitan and 2,903 district municipal mayors of Turkey
All 3,281 provincial and 32,393 municipal councillors of Turkey
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Deniz Baykal Devlet Bahçeli
Party AK Party CHP MHP
Leader since 14 August 2001 30 September 2000 6 July 1997
Last election 1,762 mayors, 18,913 councillors, 41.67% 469 mayors, 6,023 councillors, 18.23% 247 mayors, 3,579 councillors, 10.45%
Mayors 1,452 506 484
Councillors 16,621 6,737 6,419
Popular vote^ 15,353,553 9,229,936 6,386,279
Percentage 38.39% 23.08% 15.97%
Swing 3.28% 4.85% 5.52%

Results map showing the winners of the 81 provincial capitals of Turkey by party.

^ Four different elections in order to elect both types of councillor and mayor were held on the same day. The results shown here are the provincial councillor election results, which best reflect the overall voting intentions of the electorate. See the results section for the full results.

Provincial elections

The provisional results for provincial councils (Turkish: il genel meclisi) are given below:

Party Party leader Vote total[1] Vote percentage
AKPErdoğan15,257,86738.99
CHPBaykal9,090,36323.23
MHPBahçeli6,311,18116.13
DTPTürk2,116,6845.41
SPKurtulmuş2,028,1345.18
DPSoylu1,450,7823.71
DSPSezer1,073,5532.74
BBPYazıcıoğlu[2]869,7722.22
ANAPUzun294,5680.75
BTPH. Baş143,0090.37
Independents142,2410.36
İPPerinçek100,2410.26
TKPE. Baş68,8820.18
ÖDPKozanoğlu57,1930.15
EMEPTüzel43,9770.11
MPEdibali34,8470.09
HAK-PARBozyel25,2220.06
LDPToker10,9040.03
BDPAyzit6,8680.02
HYPÖztürk5,9850.02
Total39,163,652100
1 Figures are provisional and will be subject to official review and confirmation.
2 Great Union Party (BBP) leader Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu died in a helicopter crash four days before the local elections.

District elections

Elections were also held for district mayors (ilçe başkanı) as well as neighbourhood presidents (muhtar).

Results by province

Metropolitan provinces are in bold. AKP denotes provinces won by the Justice & Development Party, CHP denotes provinces won by the Republican People's Party, MHP denotes provinces won by the Nationalist Movement Party, DTP denotes provinces won by the Democratic Society Party, BBP denotes provinces won by the Great Union Party, DSP denotes provinces won by the Democratic Left Party and DP denotes provinces won by the Democratic Party.

ProvinceParty
AdanaMHP
AdıyamanAKP
AfyonkarahisarAKP
AğrıAKP
AmasyaAKP
AnkaraAKP
AntalyaCHP
ArtvinCHP
AydınCHP
BalıkesirMHP
BilecikAKP
BingölAKP
BitlisAKP
BoluAKP
BurdurAKP
BursaAKP
ÇanakkaleCHP
 
ProvinceParty
ÇankırıAKP
ÇorumAKP
DenizliAKP
DiyarbakırDTP
EdirneCHP
ElazığAKP
ErzincanAKP
ErzurumAKP
EskişehirDSP
GaziantepAKP
GiresunCHP
GümüşhaneMHP
HakkâriDTP
HatayAKP
IspartaMHP
MersinCHP
İstanbulAKP
 
ProvinceParty
İzmirCHP
KarsAKP
KastamonuMHP
KayseriAKP
KırklareliCHP
KırşehirAKP
KocaeliAKP
KonyaAKP
KütahyaAKP
MalatyaAKP
ManisaMHP
KahramanmaraşAKP
MardinAKP
MuğlaCHP
MuşAKP
NevşehirAKP
NiğdeAKP
 
ProvinceParty
OrduDSP
RizeAKP
SakaryaAKP
SamsunAKP
SiirtDTP
SinopCHP
SivasBBP
TekirdağCHP
TokatAKP
TrabzonAKP
TunceliDTP
ŞanlıurfaIND.
UşakMHP
VanDTP
YozgatAKP
ZonguldakCHP
AksarayAKP
 
ProvinceParty
BayburtAKP
KaramanAKP
KırıkkaleAKP
BatmanDTP
ŞırnakDTP
BartınMHP
ArdahanAKP
IğdırDTP
YalovaDP
KarabükMHP
KilisAKP
OsmaniyeMHP
DüzceAKP

References

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