Erdogan gains 54.58% after counting 78.11% of ballots
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 24
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
According to preliminary counting of votes, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won 54.58% of the vote in the presidential election, said the Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey (YSK).
The report says that 78,11% of votes are counted.
A candidate from the "People's Republican Party" (CHP) - Muharrem Ince won 29,71% of the votes, a candidate for the newly created "Iyi Parti" Meral Akchenker - 7,48%, a candidate of "Democratic People's Party" (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas - 7,12%, "Seadet" party's (SP) candidate Temel Karamollaoglu - 0.91% and the candidate from "Vatan" party Dogu Perincek - 0.20% of the votes.
The message also says that the bloc called "Cumhur İttifakı" (Justice and Development Party and the Nationalist Movement Party [MHP]) is leading in the parliamentary elections, preliminarily gaining 56% of the votes.
Today presidential and parliamentary elections completed 17:00 local time in Turkey. Voting began at 08:00. More than 56 million people had the right to vote in Turkey.