Elecciones en Turquía: Erdogan gana un tercer mandato
May 29, 2023 - El presidente Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ganó el domingo un tercer mandato de cinco años en una histórica segunda vuelta electoral, extendiendo dos décadas su transformador pero divisivo régimen hasa 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 chanting and 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.