Number of Turkish women in parliament increase

The number of women in Turkey’s parliament increased from 50 to 78 after Sunday’s polls. Women now hold 14 percent of the seats in the 550-member parliament of the country.

Most of the winning female candidates were elected on the ticket of the Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP), which won a third straight term in office with some 50 percent of the vote and a total of 325 seats.

Turkey’s first and only woman prime minister was Tansu Ciller, who headed coalition governments between 1993 and 1996.

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