Turkiye's YSK: 99.99 percent of ballot boxes opened, Erdogan won UPDATED

99.99% of ballot boxes were opened in the second round of Turkish presidential elections, Ahmet Yener, the chairman of the Turkish Supreme Election Commission (YSK), said this in a statement to journalists, EDnews reports.
He noted that Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the votes of 51.92% of the voters and was elected as the President of Turkiye.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is leading Sunday’s runoff election with 54.47% of the vote while opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu has 45.53%, with 54.6% of votes nationwide counted, according to the head of the election authority, EDnews reports citing Anadolu.
Ahmet Yener, chairman of the Supreme Election Council (YSK), gave the official results in the vote count so far to reporters in the capital Ankara.
More than 64.1 million Turkish citizens were registered to vote, including over 1.92 million who earlier cast their ballots at overseas polling stations.
Nearly 192,000 ballot boxes were set up for voters across Türkiye.
On May 14, no candidate won the required 50% in the first round, thus triggering Sunday’s presidential runoff, although the incumbent Erdogan took the lead with 49.52%.​​​​​​
In the second round of the presidential elections in Turkey, 87.55% of the ballot boxes were opened, Ednews reports.
Republican Union candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan received 52.93% of the votes (24,053,805) and National Union candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu - 47.07% (21,389,515).
According to preliminary calculations, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is leading the elections with 57.09 percent of the votes, the Supreme Electoral Council of Türkiye says,EDnews reports.
The report says that 42.78 percent of the votes have been counted.
Republican People's Party (CHP) candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu has got 42.91 percent of the votes.
About 60 million people took part in the presidential and parliamentary elections held in Türkiye on May 14.
According to the results of the counting of votes in the presidential elections, Recep Tayyip Erdogan won 49.52 percent of the votes, Kemal Kilicdaroglu - 44.88 percent, Sinan Ogan - 5.17 percent, and Muharrem Ince - 0.43 percent. Since no one has got more than 50 percent of the vote, the runoff has been scheduled.


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