Official results confirm AKP win in Turkey vote

Supporters of Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) celebrate in Ankara after the first results in the country's general election on November 1, 2015Turkey’s election board on Thursday confirmed the landslide win for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the November 1 election. It won almost half of the vote, with turnout among Turkey’s 54 million-strong electorate at 85 percent. The results mean the AKP, which has ruled the Muslim-majority country since 2002, will again be able to form a single party government, prompting fears it will allow Erdogan to further tighten his grip on power.

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