Presidential and 28th term parliamentary elections were held on May 14th. Millions of people went to the polls, and the elections were left to the runoff as no presidential candidate exceeded 50+1 percent of the votes.
Sinan Ogan, the candidate of the Ata Alliance, who received 5.17 percent of the votes in the first round, could not make it to the runoff, while the two names to be voted for the presidency were President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the candidate of the People's Alliance, and CHP President Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the candidate of the National Alliance.
In the morning, 191,885 ballot boxes were set up in 973 districts and 1094 district election boards across the country for the election to determine the president of Türkiye who will serve for 5 years, and the election was completed. As of 05:00 PM, the ballot boxes were closed and the vote counting process started.
More than 60 million voters will cast their votes in the second round of the presidential elections. The turnout rate, which was 18.94 percent in 2014, the first time voting abroad, rose to 55.62 percent in the runoff of the presidential election.
In the first round of the presidential election on May 14, there were 4 candidates on the ballot.
According to the final results of the Supreme Elction Board, Recep Tayyip Erdogan received 49.52 percent of the valid votes, Kemal Kilicdaroglu received 44.88 percent, Sinan Ogan received 5.17 percent, and Muharrem Ince, who announced his withdrawal from the elections three days before the polls, received 0.43 percent.