In today’s voting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the candidates did not receive enough votes in the first two rounds. In the third round, AK Party İstanbul Deputy Numan Kurtulmuş, who received the majority vote of 321, was elected as the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly.
The Parliament elected its new Speaker through a voting process in the Grand National Assembly. In the first round of voting, AK Party İstanbul Deputy Numan Kurtulmuş received 317 votes, CHP Ankara Deputy Tekin Bingöl received 131 votes, Yeşil Sol Party (YSP) Adana Deputy Tülay Hatimoğulları Oruç received 51 votes, İYİ Party Istanbul Deputy Cihan Paçacı received 42 votes, DEVA Party İstanbul Deputy Mustafa Yeneroğlu received 16 votes, Gelecek Party Antalya Deputy Serap Yazıcı Özbudun received 20 votes, and Türkiye İşçi Party (TİP) Hatay Deputy Can Atalay received 3 votes. 6 votes were declared invalid. None of the candidates reached the required two-thirds majority of the total membership (400) to be elected as the Speaker of the Parliament.
In the second round of voting, 586 deputies cast their votes. Kurtulmuş received 321 votes, Bingöl received 131 votes, Oruç received 51 votes, Paçacı received 41 votes, Yeneroğlu received 15 votes, Özbudun received 21 votes, and Atalay received 3 votes. 3 votes were declared invalid. None of the candidates reached the required number in this round to be elected as the Speaker of the Parliament. After Özbudun and Yeneroğlu withdrew their candidacies, in the third round of voting, Kurtulmuş received 321 votes and Tekin Bingöl received 160 votes. Kurtulmuş was elected as the new Speaker of the Parliament in the third round, receiving the votes of 321 deputies.