Based on the preliminary and incomplete results after 85.82 percent of the processed polling stations, the current Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in the lead in the presidential elections in Turkey, Anadolia reports.
Citizens of Turkey today voted in the regular presidential and parliamentary elections, choosing between three presidential candidates, 24 political parties and 151 independent candidates for the new convocation of the Grand National Assembly, which has a total of 600 seats.
64.11 million people have the right to vote in the elections, and the turnout was 88.56 percent.
The current president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Kemal Kilicdaroglu and Sinan Ogan are participating in the election race for the president of Turkey, according to the same order on the ballot.
According to the preliminary results, 85.82 percent of polling stations were processed and Erdogan is in the lead with 50.13 percent of the votes won.
It is followed by Kemal Kilicdaroglu with 44.09 percent and Sinan Ogan with 5.31 percent. Muharrem Ince, who withdrew from the election race two days ago, received 0.47 percent of the vote.
In the race for the Turkish parliament, 77.48 percent of polling stations have been processed and the People’s Alliance, led by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party), is in the lead with 50.86 percent of the votes won. It is followed by the opposition National Alliance, led by the People’s Republican Party (CHP), with 34.35 percent of the votes won.
Polling stations were previously open outside Turkey, in 75 states and 156 representative offices of this country. Voting at border crossings began on April 27, and in diplomatic missions on May 5, and lasted until May 9, according to the previously established schedule.
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