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AKP loses 1.5 points of support in one month: poll

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Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost 1.5 percent of its electoral support in one month, according to an opinion poll conducted in December 2019 when compared to the results of another survey in November 2019, the Diken news website reported.

The opinion polls were conducted by the ORC polling company. For the December survey, the company interviewed 2,980 people across 36 provinces between Dec. 28 and 31, 2019.

According to the December survey, if a general election were held today, the AKP would receive 31.2 percent of the nationwide vote, down from 32.7 percent in the company’s November survey.

The AKP was followed by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) at 23.4 percent, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) at 14.1 percent, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) at 8 percent and the İYİ (Good) Party at 4.2 percent.

Support for the newly established Future Party (GP), whose founder is former AKP prime minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, amounts to 1.9 percent.

The loss in the AKP vote in December is associated with the establishment of the GP.

Another former AKP minister, Ali Babacan, who is also preparing to found a new party, is also expected to take votes from the AKP.

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