ANKARA, Turkey — Only five months after it lost its parliamentary majority in June 7 elections Turkey's Islamist ruling party, Justice and Development (AKP) won a landslide victory in renewed polls Nov. 1.
According to unofficial results, the AKP won 49 percent of the national vote and more than 300 seats in parliament, sufficient to form a single-party government.
The main opposition social democrats won 25 percent of the vote while nationalists and a pro-Kurdish party won 12 percent and 11 percent, respectively.
The election result rules out any coalition government and gives the AKP's prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, a full mandate to govern until 2019.
In his election campaign Davutoglu often pledged that his government would give full go-ahead to Turkey's indigenous weapons systems programs, including drones, a dual-use regional jet, submarines, frigates, a new generation tan and even a fighter jet.
Nov. 1 marked the AKP's fourth consecutive election victory since 2002.
After the party's victory on Nov. 1 defense industry analysts rule out any major reshuffle in top programs.