The first partial results show Erdogan’s advantage in the Turkish presidential election

According to the first partial results, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received 54.37 percent of the votes with 71.45 percent processed in the second round of the Turkish presidential election.

he announced the pan-Arab news agency al-Jazeera. His opponent, opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu, is in second place with 44.74 percent of the votes.

The polls were closed at 5 a.m. local time (4 a.m. Central European time), and the partial results will be announced continuously.

In the first round held on May 14, Erdogan and his party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP), performed better than expected, his coalition gained a clear majority in the parliament, and the head of state won the vote with 49.52 percent of the votes. The opposition Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who was launched by the six-party Nation Alliance, won 44.88 percent of the votes.

Cover image: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the presidential candidate of the governing party alliance, the People’s Alliance, arrives to vote in the second round of the Turkish presidential election in Istanbul on May 28, 2023 (Photo: MTI/AP/Halil Hamra)

Source: Magyar Nemzet by

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