Turkey ruling party has big lead before June vote

Turkey's ruling AK Party is well ahead of its rivals in the run-up to a parliamentary election in June, an opinion poll published on Thursday said.

Turkey ruling party has big lead before June vote


Turkey’s ruling AK Party, led by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, is well ahead of its rivals in the run-up to a parliamentary election in June, an opinion poll published on Thursday said.

The survey, conducted by pollsters Genar for the Sabah newspaper, showed Erdogan’s AK Party, on 46.4 percent of the vote, with the main secular opposition, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), on 24.3 percent. The ultranationalist Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) had backing from 13.4 percent.

The AK Party, which first came to power in 2002, has overseen a period of unprecedented economic growth in Turkey, seeking to join the European Union.

Erdogan says that if he wins another term he will introduce a new constitution to replace the charter drafted after a 1980 military coup.

Following is a breakdown of recent opinion polls:

GENAR:

AKP: 46.4

CHP: 24.3

MHP: 13.4

Poll conducted on Jan. 5-15 in 17 provinces, based on responses from 2,000 people. No margin of error was available.

KONSENSUS

AKP: 46

CHP: 26

MHP: 12

Poll conducted on Jan. 4-10 in all 81 provinces, based on responses from 1,500 people. No margin of error was available.


Reuters

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