Kars (electoral district)

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Kars
electoral district
for the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
Kars highlighted in red on a beige political map of Turkeym
Kars shown within Turkey
Province Kars
Electorate 185,361
Current electoral district
Created 1920
Seats 3
MPs
Turnout at last election 79.28%
HDP
2 / 3
AK Party
1 / 3

Kars is an electoral district of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. It elects three members of parliament (deputies) to represent the province of the same name for a four-year term by the D'Hondt method, a party-list proportional representation system.

Members[edit]

Population reviews of each electoral district are conducted before each general election, which can lead to certain districts being granted a smaller or greater number of parliamentary seats. As a small electoral district, Kars's seat allocation has always been low. It was last reduced to three MPs in 1999.

MPs for Kars, 1999 onwards
Seat 1999 (21st parliament) 2002 (22nd parliament) 2007 (23rd parliament) 2011 (24th parliament) June 2015 (25th parliament)
1 İlhan Aküzüm
Anavatan
Zeki Karabayır
AK Party
Ahmet Arslan
AK Party
Mehmet Uçum
AK Party
2 Çetin Bilgir
DSP
Yusuf Selahattin Beyribey
AK Party
Mahmut Esat Güven
AK Party
Yunus Kılıç
AK Party
Ayhan Bilgen
HDP
3 Arslan Aydar
MHP
Selami Yiğit
CHP
Gürcan Dağdaş
MHP
Mülkiye Birtane[1]
Independent (BDP)
Şafak Özanli
HDP

General elections[edit]

June 2015[edit]

General Election June 2015: Kars
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CHP
Total votes
Rejected ballots
Turnout

2011[edit]

General Election 2011: Kars[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AK Party 61,196 42.56 Increase1.37
Independent 27,629 19.21 Increase3.59
MHP 24,744 17.21 Decrease2.82
CHP 24,009 16.70 Increase3.32
BBP 1,647 1.15 Increase1.15
DSP 1,027 0.71 N/A
HAS Party 935 0.65 Increase0.65
Democrat 683 0.47 Decrease3.60
Felicity 630 0.44 Decrease0.88
TKP 399 0.28 Decrease0.27
DYP 279 0.19 Increase0.19
Nation 205 0.14 Increase0.14
HEPAR 178 0.12 Increase0.12
Nationalist Conservative 165 0.11 Increase0.11
Liberal Democrat 107 0.07 Decrease0.18
Labour No candidates 0 0.00 Steady0.00
Total votes 143,791 100.00
Rejected ballots 3,518 2.39 Increase1.07
Turnout 146,953 79.28 Increase5.95
AK Party hold Majority 33,567 23.34 Increase2.19

Presidential elections[edit]

2014[edit]

Presidential Election 2014: Kars[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
AK Party Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 53,350 42.52
HDP Selahattin Demirtaş 41,266 32.89
Independent Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu 30,856 24.59
Total votes 125,472 100.00
Rejected ballots 1,775 1.39
Turnout 127,247 68.97
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan win

References[edit]

Coordinates: 40°25′N 43°05′E / 40.417°N 43.083°E / 40.417; 43.083