“Turkey Decides: Live Updates on Landmark Elections to Determine Future of the Nation and Erdogan’s Reign”

2023-05-14 14:37:07

Will Turkey end the reign of Recep Erdogan who has ruled the country for 20 years? A century after the founding of the Republic, the Turks went to the polls on Sunday May 14 to elect a new president and renew Parliament. The result of these historic elections proves decisive for the future of this country, a member of NATO, and to know the political and economic orientation of this State of 85 million inhabitants. Follow on our liveblog the results of these elections whose score is announced close.

  • The approximately 200,000 polling stations in Turkey closed at 5 p.m. local time (2 p.m. GMT) on Sunday after having welcomed without notable incident since 8 a.m. a crowd of voters, called to elect the thirteenth President of the Republic and to renew the Parliament .

  • Arrived at midday in his polling station in Üsküdar, a conservative district on the Asian side of Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan wished “a future profitable to the country and to Turkish democracy”, underlining “the enthusiasm of the voters “especially in the areas affected by the February 6 earthquake which killed at least 50,000 people. Appeared the tired features, he did not make the slightest prognosis on the results, expected in the evening.

  • Shortly before, the main opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the CHP, cast his ballot in Ankara. “We have missed democracy,” said the smiling Social Democrat. “You will see, spring will return to this country, God willing, and it will last forever,” he added, using one of his campaign slogans.

  • The first estimates are expected around 8 p.m.

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