Azerbaijani MP takes part in PACE Observation Mission in Turkey
MP Ganira Pashayeva met with the Turkish President Abdullah Gul and the Turkish General Staff Chief, Army General Sebahattin Isık Kosaner, voting in one of the polling stations in Ankara, where she took part in the Observation Mission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
Pashayeva wished elections to bring benefit both to brotherly Turkey and the region as a whole, and stressed that the Azerbaijani people share the desires, hopes and expectations of the Turkish people in this field.
It should be noted that the PACE Observation Mission consisting of 30 persons took part at the voting process in various regions of Turkey.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking to the crowd in front of the office Justice and Development Party that won the last parliamentary elections, said Turkey and democracy won in the parliamentary elections According to Erdogan, every second eligible to vote in this election, has made its choice in favor of the Justice and Development Party.
Some 98 percent of the votes counted in elections held Sunday in Turkey. According to information as of 20:30 local time, the ruling party is leading with a score of 50.3 percent of the votes (327 MPs).
The Republican People's Party (25.8 percent of the votes, 135 MPs) ranked second, while Nationalist Movement Party (13.6 percent of the votes and 53 MPs) ranked third.
The parliamentary elections started in Turkey at 07:00 local time on June 12. About 15 political parties, nominating 7,500 candidates, and 203 independent candidates run for the parliamentary elections.
The main competitors in this election were the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), of which leader is Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
Erdogan's party has been in power in Turkey since November 2002. At the last parliamentary elections held in June 2007, it gained about 47 percent of the votes and formed a single-party government.