In the 2018 Turkish parliamentary election, Justice and Development Party (AKP) won 295 seats out of 600 and lost majority in the Turkish Parliament. On the other hand, the People's Alliance they formed with Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) kept majority by 344 (295+49) seats.

I wonder if AKP were able to pass every bill they proposed since then. Of course there should be many bills that were not supported by all MPs of the party, but I'm looking for a case other parties surpassed AKP.

My web search (e.g. akp's bill was rejected) didn't return anything relevant.

  • Hard to prove the negative without a complete list of each bill and its results. Not sure if that exists but I'm not finding it English.
    – Brian Z
    Commented Jun 29, 2020 at 12:58
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    @BrianZ I have found a query page in Turkish, but couldn't figure out how to use it effectively.
    – user15657
    Commented Jun 29, 2020 at 14:17
  • On the general principles of parliamentary government, a loss on a bill which the majority does not declare a "free choice" bill would triggers a new election. But, since the post of Prime Minister was abolished effective after the 2018 election, it isn't clear that this rule still applies in Turkey.
    – ohwilleke
    Commented Dec 8, 2021 at 12:35

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The bill, introduced by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), was supported by 279 lawmakers in the 600-seat chamber while 51 voted against it.

There you go.

Considering the passing of this bill, it seems to me that the AKP party has got some alliance, and many of the members abstained themselves from voting.

  • How did it pass with only 279/600 votes in favor? Did most of the opposition abstain/vote "present"?
    – divibisan
    Commented Jul 1, 2020 at 0:48
  • @divibisan looks like both are true.
    – user366312
    Commented Jul 1, 2020 at 0:50
  • @divibisan Minimum 200 MPs are required to start a session, then 50% + 1 (can't be less than 151 in any case) votes have to be in favor.
    – user15657
    Commented Jul 1, 2020 at 20:30

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