77 political parties operate in Turkey

19 political parties participated in 2009 local elections, and 15 in the 2011 general elections.

77 political parties operate in Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

A total of 77 political parties operate in Turkey, according to the Supreme Court of Appeals Chief Prosecutor.

Of the parties, the oldest reestablished after the 1980 military coup was the Democrat Party (DP) established in 1983, while the Gezi Party (GZP) founded on October 1 is the newest.

In terms of early reestablishment, the DP is followed by the Nationalist Movement Party in 1983, People's Party in 1984, Democratic Left Party (DSP) in 1985 and Workers' Party in 1992.

As of October 10, 2013, data shows the AK Party as having over 8 million 83 thousand members, the CHP over 970 thousand members, and the MHP over 364 thousand.

On the other hand, 19 political parties participated in the 2009 local government elections, and 15 in the 2011 general elections.

The list also includes, alongside the ruling AK Party and main opposition parties the Republican People's Party (CHP), MHP and Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), lesser known public parties such as the Turkey Unemployed and Workers' Party, Trust Party, Workers' Brotherhood Party, New World Party and Tradesmen and Farmers Party.

Last Mod: 10 Kasım 2013, 12:04
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