Turkiye’s presidential and parliamentary elections started on Sunday morning, with the second round of the election having been scheduled for May 28 if no candidate gains 50% of votes.
There are three candidates in Turkiye’s presidential election, with the main battle for the top government post being between opposition leader Kemal Kılıcdaroglu and incumbent President Tayyip Erdogan.
The third candidate is Sinan Ogan of the ATA Alliance, while the fourth candidate, leader of the Memleket party Muharrem Ince, announced the withdrawal of his candidacy three days before the election.
A total of 64 million Turkish citizens was able to take part in the elections, according to Turkiye’s Central Election Commission. A total of 191,885 ballot boxes were installed inside and outside the country.
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The deep state are planning on rigging this one just like how they rigged the last one in the USA.
While not perfect he at least isn’t a Lap Puppy of the USA and has an independent viewpoint and is not taken in by US propaganda allowing him to get on with Mr.Putin to both their advantages .
The more the USA does against him the more he will turn to Russia.
The Turkish presidential race headed into a runoff on Sunday as both Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu seemed unlikely to secure over 50% of the vote, according to a state TV.
Erdogan is a man of history with a formidable track record in power in consolidating civilian supremacy in a working democracy.
Kilicdaroglu, on the contrary, has nothing to show and never held an elected post. Yet, if Western capitals are dreaming about a Kilicdaroglu victory, it underscores the high stakes in Sunday’s election
However, the paradox is, even if Kilicdaroglu is the winner, western powers shouldn’t expect an outright alignment of Turkish foreign policies with Western demands. Kilicdaroglu himself remarked recently that Turkish foreign and defense policies “are managed by the state” and are “independent of political parties.”