Incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is gaining more than 54% of the popular vote in the presidential election, according to the results of the vote count with 24.66% of the ballot boxes, Anadolu news agency reported.
“For Erdogan – 54.6% of the vote (more than 6.5 million votes), for Kılıçdaroglu – 39.4% (more than 4.9 million votes),” the agency’s data was reported by the TRT channel.
More than 5% of voters voted for Sinan Ogan, less than one percent voted for Ince, who left the race.
Presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey were held on May 14. The main opponent of the incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – the single candidate from the “Republican Alliance” – is the single candidate from the opposition “People’s Alliance” Kemal Kilicdaroglu. Also participating in the elections is the candidate from the Ata alliance, Sinan Ogan. The fourth candidate, leader of the Memleket party, Muharrem Ince, announced his withdrawal from his candidacy three days before the elections, but his name remained on the ballots. If no candidate receives 50% of the votes, the second round of the presidential elections will be held on May 28.