Turkish Parliamentary commission adopts motion on general elections

Turkish Parliamentary Constitutional Commission adopted a motion on holding the general elections on June 12, 2011.

Turkish Parliamentary commission adopts motion on general elections

Turkish Parliamentary Constitutional Commission adopted a motion on holding the general elections on June 12, 2011.

The motion was accepted unanimously by members from all political parties represented in the Parliament.

On Tuesday, Turkey's ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party had submitted the motion to the Parliament. With the motion, election timetable has started for the 24th term of the Parliament of Turkey.

All political parties represented in the Parliament had earlier agreed on the election date.

Last parliamentary election was held on July 22, 2007. AK Party won 2007 elections, gaining 46.5 percent of national votes and collecting 341 seats in the 550-member parliament. Republican People's Party (CHP) came the second, winning 20.8 percent of votes and 112 seats in the parliament. Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) collected 14.3 percent of votes and 71 seats.

Turkish people go to ballot booths for general elections every four years.

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