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Who are the winners and losers in Turkey’s election?

Last night’s vote was the biggest success for the left in 35 years

By David Barchard  

Supporters of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) celebrate in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey. © Emrah Tazegul/AP/Press Association Images

The first thing to say about yesterday’s Turkish election has to be that Turks count votes much more quickly than Britons or Americans. “This seems to be the only thing that happens quickly in Turkey,” a Turkish-American friend joked. In less than five hours, 47m votes, a turn out of over 80 per cent, were counted…

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