The preliminary results of the second presidential term of Turkey this Sunday (28) will show President Recep Tayyip Erdogan facing his rival while the leader fights to extend his government for a third decade.
With 97.12% of the correct ballots, Erdogan received 52.21% two votes, secondly preliminary results were not published by the state agency Anadolu, while opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu received 47.79%.
The electoral participation is 85.41%, according to Anadolu.
But I give in this Sunday, Erdogan asked his supporters “to sign the ballot boxes until the results are finalized.”
“Now is the time to protect the will of the people we hold in the highest esteem,” Erdogan wrote on his Twitter account.
All Turkish citizens have the right to assist in counting two votes in their ballot boxes, and this has become a kind of tradition in Turkey.
The spokesman for Turkey’s main opposition party, the Republican Party of the Republic of Poland (CHP), Faik Oztrak, apparently warned Erdogan against making any speech for supporters until the official results of the newly announced elections.
“No one should disturb the waters with sacked speeches”, said Oztrak on Sunday, referring to Erdogan’s traditional style of speech on the night of the election. “We are sending a clear warning: no one should try to turn this into a ‘fait accompli’ until the results are final.”
“I say this with emphasis: we are going to protect the will of the nation até o fim and we are going to win,” he said.
Erdogan is facing Kilicdaroglu, a 74-year-old bureaucrat and leader of the left-wing CHP party.
In the first round of voting on May 14, Erdogan guaranteed an advantage of almost five points over Kilicdaroglu, but he was below the 50% limit necessary to win.
The parliamentary block of the president conquered most of the cadeiras in the parliamentary run on the same day.
Erdogan voted in a polling station in Istanbul on Sunday. “This is the first time in Turkish democratic history,” he said.
“To Turkey, with almost 90% participation in the last round, nicely showed its democratic struggle and I believe that it will do the same again today”, he added.
Source: CNN Espanol