Türkiye went to the polls to elect the President and the 28th term deputies. The voting process, which started at 08:00 am local time on 14 May, ended at 05:00 pm, and the Supreme Election Board (YSK) lifted the broadcast ban. While the election results, which millions have been eagerly waiting for, are starting to become clear, the data on the presidential votes reached 100 percent in the country.
According to the data of Anadolu Agency, while the counting of the domestic votes was completed, the rate of ballot boxes opened in the international votes exceeded 97 percent. In the elections, in which Sinan Ogan captured more than 5 percent of the vote, President Erdogan's votes are in the 49.50 percent band, excluding international results.
In his balcony speech at night, President Erdogan, pointing to the foreign votes, gave the message "We are clearly ahead" and left the door open for the runoff. According to the latest data, foreign results do not carry Erdogan's votes above 50 percent.
Anadolu Agency announced the participation rate in the elections as 88.84 percent. The candidate of the People's Alliance, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the candidate of the Nation Alliance, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, and the candidate of the ATA Alliance, Sinan Ogan, competed in the Presidential election, in which more than 191,000 ballot boxes were set.
Ratio of chests opened: 100%
Recep Tayyip Erdogan: 49.50% (27,088,360)
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu: 44.89% (24.568.196)
Sinan Ogan: 5.17% (2,829,634)
Muharrem Ince: 0.44% (238,690)
While the voter turnout rate was 88.84 percent, the number of ballot boxes set up was 192 thousand 214. While the number of votes cast was 53 million 993 thousand 355, the number of valid votes was announced as 52 million 972 thousand 392.
Three candidates competed for the Presidency in the historic election that took place in the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye. The People's Alliance, which consists of the AK Party, MHP, BBP and Re-Welfare, supports President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Hüdapar and DSP, who are not in the alliance, also announced their support for Erdogan.
The candidate of the Nation Alliance, known as the six table, is Kemal Kilicdaroglu. Kemal Kilicdaroglu is supported by CHP, IYI Party, DEVA, Future Party, Democrat Party and Felicity Party at the table of 6. In addition, the Labor and Freedom Alliance, led by HDP, decided to support Kemal Kilicdaroglu by not nominating a candidate.
The last candidate competing in the Presidential Elections was Sinan Ogan, the candidate of the ATA Alliance. However, Sinan Ogan did not qualify for the runoff with the votes he received in the first round. It is already a matter of curiosity whether Ogan will come together with the alliances in the runoff.
There were 6 candidates in the 2018 Presidential Election, namely Dogu Perincek, Muharrem Ince, Meral Aksener, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Selahattin Demirtas and Temel Karamollaoğlu.
RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN 25 million 436 thousand 238 (52.38%)
MUHARREM İNCE 14 million 951 thousand 788 (30.79%)
SELAHATTİN DEMİRTAŞ 4 million 039 thousand 390 (8.32%)
MERAL AKŞENER 3 million 603 thousand 858 (7.42%)
TEMEL KARAMOLLAOĞLU 434 thousand 882 (0.90%)
DOĞU PERİNÇEK 95 thousand 928 (0.20%)
GENERAL TOTAL 48 million 562 thousand 084