The Turkish Elections Authority announced that there is no winner in the presidential elections, so it was decided to go to a new round on May 28. And she said in a statement today (Monday): President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received 49.51%, and Kilicdaroglu 44.88%. The commission confirmed that 100% of the votes had been counted, with a participation rate of 88.92%.
The full results of the most important elections in Turkey showed that Erdogan, who has tightened his grip on power since 2003 and was undefeated in more than 10 national elections, narrowly failed to achieve the required 50% plus one vote. And official media reported Erdogan’s progress early, Sunday evening, but he failed to achieve the necessary majority to declare his victory in the first round. The turnout in favor of Erdogan fell to less than 50% of the vote, after more than 98% of the votes were counted, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency. To win the presidential election, one of the main candidates must receive a majority of 50% of the vote plus one.
For his part, opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu said he would accept the people’s decision to hold a run-off, adding that President Erdogan did not achieve the results he wanted in the elections. Before the final results are announced, the two competitors engage in a battle of numbers and each asks their observers to stay in the sorting centers until the end.