Turkey’s Nationalist Party Head Stays After Vote

devletThe latest as tens of millions of Turkish voters cast ballots in a contest that will determine whether the ruling party can restore the parliamentary majority it had enjoyed for over a decade. All times are local.

Turkey’s nationalist party leader has denied reports that he would resign after a poor election result, saying all party officials will continue with their duties.

The Nationalist Movement Party, or MHP, was the biggest loser in Sunday’s snap election, losing almost half of the seats it had won in an election in June.

The huge loss triggered rumors that its long-time leader would step down.

However, Devlet Bahceli released a statement saying: “All of our party cadres are continuing their duty with patience, determination (and) devotion.”