Leftist HDP Past 10% Threshold
The People’s Democratic Party or HDP, a democratic socialist party, has received 12% of the votes nationwide, past the critical 10% threshold required for its candidates to enter parliament with a meaningful representation with 80-82 seats. HDP is a coalition-type gathering for leftist, progressive, and pro-Kurd politicians and activists, with an anti-capitalist, environmentalist and pro-LGBT community platform.
The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has received 25% of the votes (132 seats), with Nationalist Movement Party (MPH) at 16% (81-82 seats).
Erdogan’s moderate Islamist party, effectively Turkey’s Muslim Brotherhood, must either choose a partner, like HDP, to form the next government, or form a minority government for now and call for early elections.
Charts credit: Hurriyet Daily News
Note: Originally posted Sunday night 7 June; updated Monday morning 8 June