Turkey’s ruling party loses majority

President RecepTayyip Erdogan’s Islamic-oriented Justice and Development Party (AKP) has lost its parliamentary majority and will need to form a coalition, according to official results based on 98% of votes counted. The AKP secured 41% of the vote, followed by the Republican People's Party (CHP) on 25%, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on 16.5% and the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) fourth on 12.5%. This means that Erdogan lacks a two-third majority in parliament for a new constitution that will reform Turkey from a parliamentary to a US-style presidential system that was his greatest ambition,


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