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Turkish Parliamentary Elections, July 1946

Political Parties

Number of Seats

Republic People’s Party


Democratic Party[1]








  1. Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Directorate General of Press and Information
  2. Grand National Assembly of Turkey by Kasim ERDEM and Mehmet SOLAK


Complied by Vishakh Krishnan Valiathan, Intern at MEI@New Delhi since January 2018



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[1] 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.

[2] 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.