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2009 Turkish local elections

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All 16 metropolitan and 2,903 district municipal mayors of Turkey
All 3,281 provincial and 32,393 municipal councillors of Turkey
  Majority party Minority party Third party
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Leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Deniz Baykal Devlet Bahçeli
Party AK Party CHP MHP
Last election 1,762 mayors
18,913 councillors
469 mayors
6,023 councillors
247 mayors
3,579 councillors
Mayors 1,452 506 484
Councillors 16,621 6,737 6,419
Popular vote^ 15,353,553 9,229,936 6,386,279
Percentage 38.39% 23.08% 15.97%
Swing Decrease3.28pp Increase4.85% Increase5.52pp

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Winners of the 81 provincial capitals by party.

^ Four different elections in order to elect both types of councillor and mayor were held on the same day. The results shown here are the provincial councillor election results, which best reflect the overall voting intentions of the electorate. See the results section for the full results.

Local elections were held in Turkey on 29 March 2009. The overall winner was the ruling party Justice and Development Party, although the party saw a decline in its vote relative to the 2007 general election. The leading opposition party, the social democratic Kemalist CHP, increased its vote share, as did a number of smaller parties including the SP, DTP and BBP, whose party leader Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu had died in a helicopter crash four days before the election. The third largest party, the Turkish nationalist MHP, enjoyed a more modest vote surge. [1] The election was not contested by Cem Uzan's GP. [2] The AKP failed to take certain provinces it had publicly targeted, such as Diyarbakır, [3] İzmir and Urfa, [4] and did not achieve its goal of exceeding 47% of the overall vote. [5] There was localized election-related fighting in southeastern Turkey, in which five people were reported to have been killed and about a hundred injured. [5]


Provincial assemblies

Flags of political parties before the Turkish municipal elections in Şile. The most visible ones are Nationalist Movement Party and Justice and Development Party) flags.
CHP (Republican People's Party) election bus before the Turkish municipal elections in Kadıköy, Istanbul.
Justice and Development Party15,353,55338.391,889
Republican People's Party9,229,93623.08612
Nationalist Movement Party6,386,27915.97414
Democratic Society Party2,277,7775.70235
Felicity Party2,079,7015.2029
Democrat Party1,536,8473.8445
Democratic Left Party1,139,8782.8526
Great Unity Party943,7652.3618
Motherland Party304,3610.764
Independent Turkey Party167,9860.421
Workers' Party114,2430.290
Communist Party of Turkey85,5070.210
Freedom and Solidarity Party67,9840.170
Labour Party48,9390.121
Nation Party41,8180.100
Rights and Freedoms Party29,3920.070
People's Ascent Party6,1970.020
Liberal Democratic Party2,2850.010
Peace and Democracy Party360.000
Valid votes39,988,76397.69
Invalid/blank votes943,4972.31
Total votes40,932,260100.00
Registered voters/turnout48,049,44685.19

By province

Metropolitan provinces are in bold. AKP denotes provinces won by the Justice & Development Party, CHP denotes provinces won by the Republican People's Party, MHP denotes provinces won by the Nationalist Movement Party, DTP denotes provinces won by the Democratic Society Party, BBP denotes provinces won by the Great Union Party, DSP denotes provinces won by the Democratic Left Party and DP denotes provinces won by the Democratic Party.

Province Party
Adana MHP
Adıyaman AKP
Afyonkarahisar AKP
Ağrı AKP
Amasya AKP
Ankara AKP
Antalya CHP
Artvin CHP
Aydın CHP
Balıkesir MHP
Bilecik AKP
Bingöl AKP
Bitlis AKP
Bolu AKP
Burdur AKP
Bursa AKP
Çanakkale CHP
Province Party
Çankırı AKP
Çorum AKP
Denizli AKP
Diyarbakır DTP
Edirne CHP
Elazığ AKP
Erzincan AKP
Erzurum AKP
Eskişehir DSP
Gaziantep AKP
Giresun CHP
Gümüşhane MHP
Hakkâri DTP
Hatay AKP
Isparta MHP
Mersin CHP
İstanbul AKP
Province Party
İzmir CHP
Kars AKP
Kastamonu MHP
Kayseri AKP
Kırklareli CHP
Kırşehir AKP
Kocaeli AKP
Konya AKP
Kütahya AKP
Malatya AKP
Manisa MHP
Kahramanmaraş AKP
Mardin AKP
Muğla CHP
Nevşehir AKP
Niğde AKP
Province Party
Ordu DSP
Rize AKP
Sakarya AKP
Samsun AKP
Siirt DTP
Sinop CHP
Sivas BBP
Tekirdağ CHP
Tokat AKP
Trabzon AKP
Tunceli DTP
Şanlıurfa IND.
Uşak MHP
Yozgat AKP
Zonguldak CHP
Aksaray AKP
Province Party
Bayburt AKP
Karaman AKP
Kırıkkale AKP
Batman DTP
Şırnak DTP
Bartın MHP
Ardahan AKP
Iğdır DTP
Yalova DP
Karabük MHP
Kilis AKP
Osmaniye MHP
Düzce AKP

District elections

Elections were also held for district mayors (ilçe başkanı) as well as neighbourhood presidents ( muhtar).