Main opposition CHP ‘only party that increased votes since last elections’ in Turkey

Duvar English

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is the only party that managed to increase its votes since the June 24, 2018 general elections, a poll said.

According to the poll carried out by MAK Consulting with 5,200 participants across 81 provinces, the votes of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have decreased.

The decrease in the votes of the HDP and the MHP and the increase in the votes of the İYİ (Good) Party are not seen to be significant, whereas the CHP’s increase was three percent.

The AKP lost 5 percent of its votes, the poll said, adding that the votes of the Future Party, the Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA) and the Felicity Party total some 5 percent.

According to the poll, only four parties were seen to be passing the 10 percent threshold if elections were today, with the HDP seen to be below with 9.4 percent.

Some 37.4 percent of the participants said that they would vote for the AKP, 25.3 percent for the CHP, 10.7 percent for the MHP and 10.9 percent for the İYİ Party.

When asked whether they find the government’s fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic successful, 43 percent of the participants said they do, while 35 percent said they don’t. Some 17 percent said they find the government “partially successful” in tackling the virus.

from Duvar English

About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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