Turkey PM promises to build consensus after poll win

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Ankara, Jun 13: Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan would build consensus with opposition parties wining the poll.

On Sunday, Jun 12, Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), led by the Prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had won a third term in parliament, winning nearly 50 per cent of the vote in the country's general election.

Erdogan's socially conservative party won 49.9 per cent of votes, with the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) getting 25.9 per cent, and 13 per cent for the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).

Final results showed that AKP would have 326 seats in the new parliament, the CHP 135, the MHP 53, and independents 36.

After his strong win, the Prime minister said that the people wanted them to build the new constitution through consensus and negotiation. They would be "seeking consensus with the main opposition, the opposition, parties outside of parliament, the media, NGOs, with academics, with anyone who has something to say."

The AKP supporters and admirers were celebrating the party's victory in Sunday night, Jun 12.

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