AKP suffers downfall in Kurdish cities

AKP suffers downfall in Kurdish cities
Update: 31 July 2022 19:39
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A latest opinion poll shows that support for the ruling AKP fell by 11 percent

As the AKP (Justice and Development Party) gears up nationalistic discourse, the support for the ruling party melt in the southeastern cities where a majority of the population is Kurdish. 

Rawest Research has published on Twitter the results of the survey, conducted face-to-face with 1565 people covering the cities of Diyarbakir, Mardin, Urfa and Van. The company compared survey results with the 2018 elections.

AKP suffers downfall in Kurdish cities

According to the survey, HDP came once again as the first party with 51.3 percent in four provinces. However, considering the 52.4 percent vote rate in 2018, there seems to be a slight decrease in HDP votes.

Nevertheless, the biggest decrease in the region was experienced in AKP votes. AKP votes, which were 34.7 percent in 2018, decreased by about 11 points according to the survey and were calculated as 23.8 percent.

The other party that lost ground in the region was MHP (Nationalist Movement party) which fell to 1.9 percent from 4.3 in 2018.

According to Rawest Research, the party who had the biggest gains in the region became CHP (People’s Republican Party) The CHP could only get 2.7 percent of the votes four years ago but now increased its support to 9.8 percent according to the latest survey.

The newly formed DEVA and Future parties also have significant potential in the region, where they have a prospect of 4.7 percent and 2.6 percent support, respectively.