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Turkish parties make their case on last day before Sunday's key parliamentary election

A supporter of Turkey's opposition Nationalist Action Party, (MHP), waves his party and nation flags, in Istanbul, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. Turkish political parties have made their closing appeals ahead of Sunday Nov. 1 crucial parliamentary general election vote.  (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

A supporter of Turkey's opposition Nationalist Action Party, (MHP), waves his party and nation flags, in Istanbul, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. Turkish political parties have made their closing appeals ahead of Sunday Nov. 1 crucial parliamentary general election vote. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)  (The Associated Press)

A day before Sunday's parliamentary elections, Turkey's prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu is urging Turks to vote in stability by restoring his ruling party's majority. Opposition parties were campaigning against a man not on the ballot: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Sunday's contest is a rerun of a June election in which the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, lost its majority after 13 years of single-party rule.

Erdogan called for new elections after Davutoglu failed to form a coalition with any of the three opposition parties represented in parliament.

"The AKP represents stability," Davutoglu said at a rally Saturday. "The AKP is Turkey's only hope."

At a rally by the largest opposition party, CHP, party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said that Erdogan decides AKP's every move.