Erdogan gets 49.34% after 99.9% of ballots counted; 44.99% garnered by Kilicdaroglu
Monday, 15 May, 2023, 09:24
Turkey’s incumbent leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s lead against his challenger from the opposition, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, in the May 14 presidential election has narrowed to 4.35 percentage points after 99.86% of ballot boxed were counted, state-run TRT television reported on Monday.
Erdogan has 49.34% of the vote, compared to 44.99% garnered by Kilicdaroglu. The third candidate, the leader of the ATA Alliance, Sinan Ogan, has secured the support of 5.23% of voters.
The gap between Erdogan and Kilicdaroglu stood at less than 4.5 percentage points after 99.2% of votes were counted.
The winner in the first round must get 50% plus one vote, otherwise a runoff will take place on May 28.
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