May 10 2018

AKP-MHP to get 54% in June - opinion poll

Turkey’s Cumhur Ittifaki (the People’s alliance), an election alliance between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), will receive 54% of the vote in June 24th elections, according to Metropoll’s -one of the leading pollsters of Turkey- April “Turkey's pulse”. 

Turkey is going to the ballots boxes on June 24th to elect its first executive president for the next 5 years, as well as, 600 deputies. 

The April Turkey's Pulse survey was carried out using stratified sampling and weighting methods on 2,063 people in 28 provinces, the report said. The poll was conducted between April 13 and 20, while president Erdogan announced the early elections on April 18. The same period also coincides with the "victory of Afrin" after the Turkish led forces captured Syria's northwestern city of Afrin following nearly 2 months of fighting.

Another finding of the April survey indicate all three opposition parties, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) with 21 percent, the Nationalist Iyi Party led by Meral Aksener with 12 percent and pro-Kurdish People and Democracy Party (HDP) with 10 percent, will pass the election threshold of 10 percent, which is also the highest electoral threshold in any proportional system in the world. According to these results, all three opposition parties will be represented at the parliament.