Results of Parliamentary Elections in Turkey Confirms Religion is a Strong Factor in Country: Leader of Azerbaijan National Independence Party
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend E.Huseynli / The confident victory of Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Turkey in extraordinary parliamentary elections testified that the religion is a sufficiently strong factor in the Country, said the Leader of Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP), Etibar Mammadov.
According to him, the election campaigns showed that AKP won the elections with large dominancy and their victory was expected.
Mammadov considers that the results of the elections will not significantly affect the relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey. According to ANIP leader, there are strategic relations between the two countries and therefore, the co-operation will continue in the future.
"Forming the new Government in Turkey will not affect the religious factor in Azerbaijan. However, unfortunately, activity of the religious flows from other countries is observed in Azerbaijan. Separation of religion from the policy is favorable foe any country," Mammadov added.
The extraordinary parliamentary elections took place in Turkey on 22 July. According to final counts, the ruling Justice and Development Party of Turkey collected 44.66% of the votes and gained 341 seats in Parliament. The Republic Popular Party followed (20.85%) which gained 111 seats in parliament. Third place was taken by the National Movement Party (14.29%) which will be represented in Parliament by 70 deputies. In addition, 28 independent parliamentarians were elected.