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Turkey's AKP Poised to Regain Majority in Early Election

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) is tipped for a landslide victory in Sunday's early election in Turkey, results suggest so far.

Turkey's Parliament is now likely to be made up of four parties, with AKP enjoying a stable majority though falling behind the two-thirds that would allow it to call a referendum on establishing a presidential regime.

Turkey Elections: AKP Taking Clear Lead in Partial Count

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) is poised to win a majority of the votes in Turkey's early election, partial count suggests.

With 74% of the votes counted, it leaves the other 3 major parties trailing behind at 51%, state-Run Anadolu Agency says.

Its main rival, the People's Republican Party (CHP), has garnered 23%.

Luxury, flashiness and power

Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu frequently warns against "luxury, showiness, nepotism and favoritism" in his party and often mentions "being virtuous." Most recently, he has warned his candidates on these matters, asking them to avoid luxury cars and gaudiness during the election campaign.