ISTANBUL: Ruling Justice and Dvelopment party failed to secure simple majority in the parliamentary elections while for the first time Kurds managed to secure 25 percent of the votes.
The elections brought Justice and Development party’s parliamentary majority it held for 13 years and it is now facing challenges to form the government.
According to elections authorities the ruling party secured 41 percent votes and 258 seats in the parliament and it would now have to form an alliance with any other political party to form the government.
President Tayyip Erdogan needed two-third majority to make amendments in the constitution which his part failed to secure.
The Kurdish HD party secured 13 percent of the votes to get more than expected success. It has rejected to enter into any alliance with the ruling party.