Karabet Garo Paylan

Two Armenians Elected to Turkey Parliament


ISTANBUL (Public Radio of Armenia) — According to preliminary results of the Turkish Parliamentary elections, two Armenians will be represented in the Turkish Grand National Assembly.

Garo Paylan has been elected from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Margar Yesayan will represent the ruling Justice and Democracy Party (AKP).

Early results show the AKP has collected 42 percent of the votes for parliament, while its partner, the MHP, has 11 percent. The main opposition CHP has received 23 percent.

The pro-Kurdish HDP exceeded the 10 percent threshold needed to enter parliament. With 67 seats, it will form the chamber’s second-largest opposition faction.


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