Poll shows AKP failing to form single-party majority if parliamentary election were held today

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The Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has been ruling Turkey as a single party government since 2002, would not receive enough votes to form a single party majority if a parliamentary election were to be held today, according to the results of a recent public survey.

The survey, conducted by the Eurasia Public Research Center (AKAM), showed that the AKP would receive 34.49 percent of the nationwide vote if a general election were to be held today, short of the minimum 45 percent needed to form a single-party government.

The survey, which was conducted between May 20 and 23 with the participation of 2,460 respondents, showed the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) vote at 30.65 percent, the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) at 10.37 percent, the İYİ Party at 10.25 percent and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) at 8.15 percent, below the 10 percent national threshold.

The AKP has allied with the MHP in the past several elections.

Turkey held a general election in June 2018, and the next poll is scheduled for June 2023, although there has been talk of an early election.

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