Erdogan wins snap presidential election in Turkey

Source : 112 Ukraine

As of 8 a.m. Monday, about 98 percent of bulletins are processed, those remaining cannot have any impact on the current results
09:32, 25 June 2018


The High Election Committee of Turkey claims that the incumbent leader Recep Tayip Erdogan scored the vast majority of votes during the early election. This is due to the fact that about 98 percent of the bulletins are already processed, and the remaining ones cannot have any impact on the current results of the voting, Anadolu wrote, quoting Sadi Güven, the head of the High Election Committee.

The official added that five political parties beat the 10-percent threshold during the snap parliamentary elections - and, thus, these forces will be represented in the Parliament.  

Previously, Erdogan himself announced his victory in the election.

After this election, Turkey will switch to the presidential form of government, which was set by the previous year's referendum. The president gets quite broad authorities, such as the appointment of ministers with the consent of the Parliament. He also appoints the military leaders and the chairmen of special services.    

Erdogan served as Prime Minister of Turkey for eleven years before eventually becoming the president in 2014.

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