Turkey returns to single-party rule in boost for Erdogan

November 2, 2015 2:28 AM

22 0

ANKARA Turkey's Islamist-rooted AK Party swept to an unexpected victory in elections on Sunday, returning the country to single-party rule in an outcome that will boost the power of President Tayyip Erdogan but may sharpen deep social divisions.

With almost all ballots counted, the AKP had taken just shy of 50 percent of the votes, comfortably enough to control a majority in the 550-seat parliament and a far higher margin of victory than even party insiders had expected.

Also read: Prosecutors again accuse Guatemala president of corruption

Read more

To category page