Türkiye went to the polls for the Presidential and 28th term parliamentary elections, but the elections were left to the runoff as presidential candidates Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Kemal Kilicdaroglu failed to meet the 50+1 percent rule. As of 08:00 AM, voting started all over Türkiye. The polls will close at 05:00 PM. Since the candidates failed to get the absolute majority in the first round of the Presidential Election held on May 14, Turkey is going to the polls again today to determine the president.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who received the highest number of votes in the first round, will compete for Türkiye's 13th president. In the runoff, which does not require a qualified majority, the candidate with the most votes will become president. Voters will vote in the same school and ballot box in the second round as they did on May 14. With today's election, voters will vote for the second round for the first time in the 100-year history of the Republic.
Unlike May 14, there will be only one ballot and 2 candidates in front of the voters. People's Alliance candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Nation Alliance candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu will compete for the votes of more than 64 million voters.
In the May 14, 2023 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, the People's Alliance was ahead with 49.52 percent of the vote, while the National Alliance received 44.88 percent of the vote.
May 14, 2023 Presidential Election results are as follows:
Recep Tayyip Erdogan: 49.52
Kemal Kilicdaroglu: 44.88
Sinan Ogan: 5.17
Muharrem Ince: 0.43