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A group that broke away from the Republican People’s Party founded Development
Party of Turkey on 18 July 1945. Democrat Party (DP) was founded on 7 January 1946.
The first multi-party elections in the history of the Republic of Turkey were held by the means of open ballot, secret counting and assessment. Election results were controversial.