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Graphic shows result of Turkey’s presidential election.


Türkiye’s elections: Erdogan wins third term

By Duncan Mil

May 29, 2023 - President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won a third five-year term on Sunday in a historic runoff election, extending two decades of his transformative but divisive rule until 2028.

Early Monday morning, official results showed Erdoğan had received an absolute majority of 52.1% votes.

Rival Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu, who threatened to end Erdoğan’s 20-year political dominance, secured 47.9% of votes.

“The only winner today is Turkey, we should come together in unity and solidarity,” Erdogan told a flag-waving crowd. Erdoğan supporters chanted Allahu Akbar, or God is Great.

Erdoğan wrong-footed opponents who thought voters would punish him over the state’s slow response to devastating earthquakes in February, which killed more than 50,000 people.

PUBLISHED: 29/05/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images