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Turkey Elects President in the New System

Presidential and Parliamentary Polls held yesterday in Turkey has completed. Recep Tayyip Erdogan became the first President of the new presidential system approved in the Constitution.

Turkey Elects President in the New System

There were 6 candidates for the presidency in the elections in which nearly 60 million voters went to the polls.

While Recep Tayyip Erdogan was shown as a candidate for the alliance formed by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Muharrem Ince, a candidate of the Republican People's Party (CHP) Yalova Deputy, Good Party (IP) Chairman Meral Akşener, Saadet Party (SP) Chairman Temel Karamollaoğlu, Selahattin Demirtaş, a member of the Democratic Party of Peoples (HDP), Motherland Party (VP) General Chairman Dogu Perincek, were other candidates.

The AKP and the MHP forming People’s Alliance, the CHP, SP, IP forming the Nation Alliance, as well as the HDP, HUDA and the Homeland Party joined the Parliamentary Elections. As a result, democratic voting, both in the Presidential election and in the Parliamentary election, the People’s Alliance got a large majority of votes.

Unofficially announced results for now are as follows;

Presidential Election

Recep Tayyip Erdogan - 52.50% (26 million 68 thousand 146 votes)

Muharrem İnce - 30,60% (15 million 216 thousand 199 votes)

Selahattin Demirtas - 8,30% (4 million 147 thousand 137 votes)

Meral Akşener 7.30% (3 million 636 thousand 779 votes)

Temel Karamollaoğlu 0,80% (441 thousand 401 votes)

Doğu Perinçek 0.20% (98 thousand 25 votes)

Member of Parliament Election

The People’s Alliance is 53.62% (26 million 626 thousand 445 votes)

AK Party 42.49% (21 million 99 thousand 807 votes)

MHP 11,13% (5 million 526 thousand 638 votes)

The Nation’s Alliance is 34,04% (16 million 900 thousand 181 votes)

CHP 22.67% (11 million 259 thousand 53 votes)

IYI Party 10,01% (4 million 970 thousand 122 votes)

SAADET Party 1,35% (671 thousand 6 votes)

HDP 11.62% (5 million 772 thousand 68 votes)

HUDA Party 0,32% (157 thousand 437 votes)

VATAN Party 0.24% (117 thousand 148 votes)