Erdogan's support falls under 50%, runoff vote likely

AFP , Sunday 14 May 2023

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's support in a crucial election slipped under the 50-percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff on May 28, state media reported Sunday.

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Supporters of Republican People s Party use their cellphones to watch the election results outside the headquarters of CHP, in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, May 14, 2023 AP

 

Erdogan was picking up 49.94 percent of the vote with 89.2 percent of the ballots counted, against 44.3 percent of the vote for opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the Anadolu state news agency said.

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