Gallery: Erdogan wins third term as Turkish PM
LAST UPDATED: 06/13/2011 07:01
Erdogan's AK Party took nearly 50 percent of the vote, but will need to seek consensus to push through a new constitution.
Erdogan and wife Emine greet supporters Photo: REUTERS
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party has won a resounding third consecutive election victory, but the divisive leader will need to seek consensus to push ahead with a planned new constitution.
Erdogan, whose AK has transformed Muslim Turkey into one of the world's fastest-growing economies and ended a cycle of military coups, won nearly 50 percent of the vote in a parliamentary vote on Sunday.
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