Today: Tuesday, 23 July 2024 year

Polling stations have opened in Turkey.

Polling stations have opened in Turkey.

In Turkey, at 08:00 local time, polling stations opened for voting in the second round of the presidential election.

More than 191,000 ballot boxes have been installed throughout the country. The number of voters exceeds 60 million people.

According to the results of the first round of voting on May 14, none of the candidates won 50 percent of the vote, and the Republican Alliance candidate, incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (49.52 percent of the vote) and the People’s Alliance candidate received the right to enter the second round , leader of the largest opposition Republican People’s Party, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu (44.88 percent).

Former presidential candidate from the Ata alliance, Sinan Ogan, who won 5.17 percent of the vote in the first round, called on supporters to support Erdogan in the second round.

The counting of votes will begin immediately after the closing of polling stations, at 17:00 local time.

Voting for Turkish citizens living abroad ended on May 24. A total of 3.5 million voters voted in 73 countries.

The ban on broadcasting about the election results will be in effect until 21:00 on May 28. By decision of the CEC, the ban may be removed earlier than the time established by law.