Turkish President Erdogan got the most votes.
Turkish President who has been in power for 20 years recep tayyip erdogan Has shown his mettle once again. But his steps have stopped at the mouth of victory. Now on May 28 they ‘run off’ have to face. In the first round, not 1-2 but 6-6 opposition parties stood united in front of Erdogan. Despite this, Erdogan showed his strength, although after the counting of 99 percent of the votes, he could not get a majority by a very small margin.
This time in front of Erdogan who is called ‘Gandhi of Türkiye’ Kemal Kilikdaroglu were in front. He had the support of 6 opposition parties. In Turkey, which is trying to stand on its feet again after a severe earthquake, this time the challenge in front of Erdogan was tough. He got the maximum number of votes, but could not garner the 50 per cent required to form the government. Kilicdaroglu also stayed away from this magical figure. Learn the updates so far…
- The AKP, the party of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, got the highest 49.42 percent votes. Kemal Kilikdaroglu, the candidate of the opposition CHP, got 44.95 percent of the vote. While Sinan Ogan of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) alliance has become the kingmaker with 5.20 percent votes.
- According to the rules in Turkey, 50 percent of the vote is needed to form the government. If this does not happen, then the second round is elected, which is called ‘run off’. The ‘run off’ will take place on 28 May.
- So far 99 per cent votes have been counted. The counting of 1500 votes coming from abroad has not been done yet. The situation may become clear in a while. There was 51 percent voting abroad, which is more than the voting in Turkey.
- Erdogan’s AKP party got 266 seats in Turkey’s parliament while CHP won 169 MPs. While MHP has won 50 seats.
- There were also allegations of Russian interference in these elections. It was said that Russia is propagating the candidates through fake sex videos through hacking. Because of this one candidate has even withdrawn his name. Although Russia has denied these allegations.
- Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin have very good relations. While the opposition candidate Kilikdaroglu is considered close to the western countries. He also talks about improving relations with NATO.
- This time this election was also special because the Erdogan government was accused that the relief work was done at a very slow pace after the earthquake. Apart from this, inflation has also increased by 44 percent.
- Opposition leader Kilikdaroglu is confident that his party will win the run-off on May 28. He talks about democratic government in Türkiye. At the same time, Erdogan has described the current result as better than expected.
- Erdogan promised to deport Syrian refugees if he won. Also will continue the fight against homosexuals. In Erdogan’s view, this is against family values.
- Tayyip Erdogan used to sell lemonade and bread in his childhood. He is originally from Georgia. His father had settled here. In 2003, he became the Prime Minister of the country for the first time. He became the President in 2014.