Both Recep Tayyip Erdogan and opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu claim victories, but neither won a majority in Sunday’s presidential election in Turkey. This marks the second round of an election considered the most important in the world this year.
With 99 percent of the votes counted, no candidate in Turkey’s presidential election won more than 50 percent of the votes needed to win outright in Sunday’s first round.
According to the state-run Anadolu news agency, after more than 96 percent of the votes were counted, Erdogan won 49.4 percent of the vote, while Kilicdaroglu won 44.96 percent.
This means that in two weeks, on March 28, Turks will face a second round, during which, according to commentators, nothing is a foregone conclusion.
Agnieszka Pomaska, as a member of the OSCE observation mission during the presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey, monitored the correctness of their conduct. She reported on her work in real time on social media.
-Turkey. After recounting 89.24% of the ballots, no candidate exceeds the required 50% support. Everything will be known after a complete recount of the votes. Possible second round on May 28 – MP Pomaska wrote on her Tweeter profile.