Turkey counts the votes, Erdogan given favorite

The outcome of the presidential election in Türkiye is approaching. Polling stations closed on Sunday after the second round. No big suspense on the results, the outgoing president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, having left in a position of favorite after two decades in power, facing his social-democratic rival Kemal Kiliçdaroglu.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is given the lead on Sunday evening in the second round of the Turkish presidential election after the counting of more than 40% of the ballots, according to the official Anadolu agency. Erdogan, in power for twenty years, obtained 57.1% of the vote at this stage, against 42.9% for his opponent, Kemal Kiliçdaroglu, according to these provisional results.

A participation rate of 90%

Weary-faced, slow-moving Recep Tayyip Erdogan cast his vote at midday in the Usküdar district on the Asian side of Istanbul. “No country in the world has participation rates of 90%, Turkey has almost reached them. I ask my fellow citizens to come and vote without weakening,” he argued. In the first round, participation had reached 87%.

Almost simultaneously, all smiles despite the unfavorable forecasts, Kemal Kiliçdaroglu cast his ballot in Ankara, encouraging his fellow citizens to vote “so that real democracy and freedom can come to this country, to get rid of an authoritarian government. »

The two candidates called on their supporters to watch over the ballot boxes until the final results. “Now is the time to protect the will of our nation above our heads until the last moment!” Erdogan tweeted immediately after the polls closed. The first results are expected early in the evening, officials of the ruling party, the Islamo-conservative AKP, suggested. On Sunday, the Erdogan camp showed its confidence in preparing the speech of the outgoing president, in the evening, from the presidential palace in Ankara.

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