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Focus on the vote: Turkey’s 2023 runoff election results | Election News

On May 14, neither candidate won an outright victory beyond the 50% mark, triggering an unprecedented run-off vote.

The counting of votes in the second round of the Turkish presidential election is underway.

The ban on broadcasts announcing the results is expected to be lifted by 6:30pm (15:30GMT), which could come earlier than May 14 given voters have only two choices this time around.

Voting opens on Sunday at 8am (05:00GMT) and ends at 5pm (14:00GMT).

Results will be displayed below.

Result graph:

first round results

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received 49.52% of the vote in the May 14 ballot, while his main challenger, Kemal Kildaroglu, received 44.88%.

The third nationalist candidate, Sinan Ogun, got 5.17 percent of the vote and backed Erdogan in the second round.

According to Anadolu Agency, 88.84 percent of Turkey’s 64 million eligible voters cast their ballots in the first round.

Interactive_Turkey_Runnoff_presidential vote May 20

Hover over each province to see how each candidate performed in the first round.

Erdogan vs Kilidaroglu

Turkey’s ruling Awami League and the opposition National League disagree on several key areas. Below is a breakdown of their policies and commitments:

Turkish Union Interactive
[Al Jazeera]

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 69

Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (Justice and Development Party, also known as the AK Party)
Awami League Candidates

  • The current president has been in power for 20 years, including 9 years as president and 11 years as prime minister, from 2003 to 2014.
  • He was mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998.
  • He is now seeking a third consecutive term as president.
  • It was his most challenging election amid economic hardship and earthquake devastation.
Erdogan infographic
(Al Jazeera)

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, 74 years old

Cumhuriyet Halk Partesi (CHP or Republican People’s Party)
National League Candidates

  • He has led CHP for over ten years.
  • Before entering politics, he was a finance ministry specialist and chaired the Social Insurance Agency for most of the 1990s.
  • He presided over a series of election defeats by the CHP, but campaigned as the unity candidate for a six-party state coalition backed by Turkey’s second-largest opposition party, the pro-Kurdish HDP.
  • He promised to bring Türkiye back to a “strong parliamentary system”.
Profile of Kemal Kilicdaroglu
(Al Jazeera)

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