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Submitted by Ömer (Turkey), May 17, 2007 at 02:24

Turkey has a system of modified proportional representation in force. In order to prevent too many parties and coalition rule, parties with less than 10% of the national vote are not represented. Hence, if as in 2002, you get only two parties above that threshold, the larger one wins an overwhelming number of seats.

65% of them, with 34% of the votes, to be exact. While the opposition won 35% with 19%, IRC.

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