Turkey’s presidential election goes to run-off: Election council

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2023
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No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the vote, pushing Turkey into a second round – and uncharted territory. Turkey’s high-stakes presidential election is headed for a runoff vote, Turkey’s electoral chief Ahmet Yener, has said, citing official results from the country’s Supreme Election Council. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took 49.5 percent of Sunday’s vote, with his main challenger, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, getting 44.89 percent, the Council said. As neither secured more than 50 percent of the vote, they will face off in a second round on May 28, taking...

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