Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again been declared president of Türkiye, following runoff elections, announced Ahmet Yener, the chair of the nation’s Supreme Election Council (YSK) this Sunday.
The announcement was made from the capital city, Ankara, where Yener communicated Erdogan’s victory over opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the second-round runoff.
Unofficial results indicate that the incumbent Turkish president triumphed in the election with a 52.14% share, compared to Kilicdaroglu’s 47.86%, Yener shared, highlighting that the count so far includes 99.43% of the ballot boxes.
Addressing the nation from Istanbul late Sunday, President Erdogan asserted that the true victors of the national elections were the country’s 85 million citizens.
The voter roll included over 64.1 million registered voters, among them over 1.92 million who voted at overseas polling stations in advance.
Approximately 192,000 ballot boxes were set up across Türkiye for this election.
It’s worth noting that in the first round held on May 14, no candidate was able to secure the necessary 50% of votes, leading to Sunday’s runoff. Despite this, Erdogan led the first round with a 49.52% share.
Simultaneously, Erdogan’s political group, the People’s Alliance, claimed a majority in parliament.
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