Turkish President Recep Erdogan announced that he will accept the results of the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday), whatever they are. And he said in a television interview yesterday evening (Friday): The ruling party and its allies will consider any result in the ballot boxes legitimate, and they will do everything that democracy requires, according to what was reported by “Bloomberg” agency today (Saturday). His main rival in the elections, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, said that members of the government may not want to transfer power peacefully if the opposition wins. He accused unnamed Russian actors of spreading deepfakes and other misleading information aimed at influencing the outcome of the elections, but the Russian presidency strongly denied this accusation.
Tomorrow, tens of millions of Turks will go to the polls to choose the country’s president and members of parliament in elections described as pivotal, amid intense competition between parties and candidates.
About 64 million 113 thousand and 941 Turks have the right to vote to choose 600 deputies to represent them in the Grand National Assembly, as 24 parties and 151 independent candidates compete under the umbrella of 5 electoral alliances.
Turkey is divided into 87 constituencies, and each province is a constituency in itself, with the exception of Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, which are major provinces, each of which has been divided into several constituencies, and these constituencies include 191,884 ballot boxes.
It is noteworthy that voting will begin at 8 am and end at 5 pm, provided that the counting of votes begins immediately after that, and it is forbidden to publish any information about the voting results in the media until 9 pm, except for what is published by the Supreme Authority for Elections. The commission will announce at 12:00 midnight the preliminary official results of the vote.