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18th Turkish Parliamentary Elections, October 1991[*]

Political Parties

Percentage of Votes

(in per cent)

Number of Seats

Truth Path Party



Motherland Party



Social Democratic Populist Party[†]



Welfare Party[‡]



Democratic Left Party



Socialist Party






Voters Turnout




Source: Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Directorate General of Press and Information and The Grand National Assembly of Turkey by Kasim ERDEM and Mehmet SOLAK




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[*] The principle of preferential voting was introduced for the first time. The national electoral threshold remained at 10 percent.

[†] Formed alliance with People’s Labour Party.

[‡] The Nationalist Labour Party and the Reformist Democratic Party contested as Welfare Party.