His rival Kemal Kiliçdaroglu collected only 47.91% of the vote, according to the official Anadolu news agency.
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“Our nation has entrusted us with the responsibility of governing the country for the next five years”declared the outgoing president, Sunday, May 28 at the end of the day, thus claiming his victory in the second round of the presidential election. Perched on a bus in front of his home in Istanbul, on the Asian side of the Bosphorus, the 69-year-old head of state, including twenty in power, spoke in front of a sea of red flags, brandished by an enthusiastic crowd.
While almost all the ballots were counted (99.2%), Recep Tayyip Erdogan won 52.08% of the votes, according to official Anadolu agency. His rival Kemal Kiliçdaroglu, meanwhile, won 47.92% of the vote, according to the same source.
Even the Anka agency, close to the opposition, gives Recep Tayyip Erdogan the winner, with 52.06% of the vote. Kemal Kiliçdaroglu, he thus recorded 47.94% of the vote, again according to the Anka agency.
Source: France TV Info