Erdogan's Party Winner in Turkish Elections
Turkish elections on Sunday returned a majority to the Justice and Development Party (AKP), led by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
AKP is Turkey's socially conservative party. It claimed nearly 50 percent of the vote, and won 316 seats of the 550-member parliament.
For AKP to gain a majority, 276 seats had to be won.
The Republican People's Party (CHP) took 25 percent of the vote.
Security was high in Turkey during the election. More than 385,000 police patrolled the streets for the nine hours of voting.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu asked for unity late Sunday. He called for citizens to prepare for "a new Turkey in which politics are normalized."
Tensions were high before the election. President Erdogan's government clashed with pro-Kurdish leftists, feminists and nationalist Kurds.
Sunday's results sparked protests in southeastern Turkey's mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir. Government security forces fired tear gas at protesters in southeast Turkey. Erdogan responded with a message to the Kurds in the southeast that "violence cannot coexist with democracy."
The liberal pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) along with the CHP will be seated in the assembly.
The victory came five months after AKP lost its majority in parliament. The party held that majority for more than 10 years.
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2.gain a majority 赢得大多数席位
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3.patrolled the streets 在街道上巡逻
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4.tear gas 催泪瓦斯；催泪弹
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2.The liberal pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) along with the CHP will be seated in the assembly.
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正义与发展党以保守党自居 。该党声称赢得了近50%的选票，在550个议会席位中赢得了316个席位 。
土耳其在选举期间全城戒严 。在长达9小时的选举期间，38.5多万名警察在街上巡逻以确保治安 。
周日晚间，土耳其总理艾哈迈德·达武特奥卢（Ahmet Davutoglu）号召民众团结起来 。他呼吁人们要做好迎接“政治正常化的新土耳其”的准备 。
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正义与发展党在失去议会多数派优势五个月后迎来了这场胜利 。十多年来该党一直占据着压倒性优势 。