Turkish elections: Niki Erdogan-AKP while the opposition is shouting

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With a count of more than 97%, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is being elected for another term as President of Turkey with more than 50%.

According to the Anatolia news agency, which is run by the Turkish government, Tayyip Erdogan garnered around 52% of the vote against his main candidate, Muharrem Ince, who barely won more than 30% of the vote.

Tayyip now becomes the first Turkish President to enjoy all the powers offered to him by the amendments to the Constitution, which were agreed after the 2017 referendum.  

Is he losing sovereignty in Parliament?

Apart from the Presidents, Tayyip Erdogan seems to have won marginally in Parliament as well. His party, the AKP, along with Devlet Bahceli's Nationalist Party, won 342 seats in parliament. The three parties of the National Alliance gathered around 180 seats.

However, the party of the imprisoned Selahattin Demirtas made the impression on the results of the parliamentary elections. Although he remained in the 3rd place as a candidate in the Presidential, the Democratic Party of the Peoples, got the required 10% and has at its disposal more than 65 seats in the Parliament. 

With these results, it is clear that three pillars have been created and the next meetings of the parliamentary body will be quite interesting.


in his speech after his re-election to the Presidency of Turkey. Without completing the count, Erdogan made statements and spoke about the next period in Turkey. 

In his speech, he focused mainly on terrorism and Kurdish citizens, while downgrading the country's economic crisis. He stressed that Turkey is an example of democracy and in a post on Twitter he wrote only "Devam", ie "We continue".

The opposition is shouting

The opposition, and especially Muharrem Ince, speaks of manipulating the result. In a statement, Erdogan's opponent said that the East is manipulating the result by giving priority to the centers where Erdogan gets high percentages. 

"I call on our representatives at the polls not to lose their morale and not to leave the polls," he said, noting that according to the system of the Supreme Electoral Council, 37% of the ballots seem to have been opened and 85% based on the East. . 

AKP spokesman Mahir Unal denied the opposition allegations, saying there had been no irregularities and that it was unacceptable for the East to be targeted.  


Source: AlphaNews.live