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Erdogan to head is now half of the votes counted

ISTANBUL – Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AK party appear after the count of 52 % of the votes in the elections on Sunday to be heading in the profit. He seems to be a considerable gap to have beaten.

According to the national media, Erdogan, after fifty percent of the votes counted, more than to head with 56,4 per cent. His biggest rival Muharrem Ince, from the centre-left CHP, follows by 28.7 percent. The rise would be above 85 percent.

The opposition proposes questioning the ’live’ count of state-owned media such as Hürriyet. A spokesman for Ince’s CHP party claims that the coverage is focused on ” the results of the election’.

Haven’t decided yet

Incidentally, the outcome is still not final. In the past, reported state news agency Anadolu, after the closing of the polling stations invariably a large lead of Erdogan. As the evening progressed, it was getting smaller and smaller. Also it now runs on the edge of the Erdogan back, but only to a small degree.

Actually, only one question still relevant: remains Erdogan is above 50 percent? He has an absolute majority necessary for a new term. He reaches that threshold, then it follows on 8 July a second round, with only one opponent.

Parliament

At the same time with the presidential elections there are also elections. Also leading the AK party, with 53 percent of the vote. That result is based on a thick ten percent of the votes are counted. The CHP party has fifteen percent, the pro-Kurdish HDP seven.

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