Erdogan’s Election Win Gives Him Vastly Expanded Powers in Turkey
June 24, 2018
Turkey — Turkish voters gave President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a decisive victory in national elections on Sunday, lengthening his 15-year grip on power and granting him vastly expanded authority over the legislature and judiciary.
The election was the first to be held since Turkish voters narrowly approved a referendum last year to give the president — once a largely ceremonial role — sweeping executive powers. Mr. Erdogan will also have a pliant Parliament, with his conservative party and its allies having won about 53 percent of the vote in legislative elections on Sunday.
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Turkey Elections 2018
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been re-elected as Turkey’s president, while an alliance led by his ruling party also won a majority in parliament.
More than 56 million people were eligible to vote in Sunday’s twin presidential and parliamentary polls, held for the first time on the same day.
The vote ushers in a powerful new executive presidency, in line with constitutional changes narrowly approved in a referendum last year.
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Erdoğan re-elected president, ‘People’s Alliance’ wins majority at parliament
Initial results from Turkey’s presidential election showed incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with a commanding lead, paving the way him to govern under a new constitution which grants the president new powers. His ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed to win majority of the 600 parliamentary seats, while the “People’s Alliance,” formed by the AKP and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), was projected to win 342 seats.
Hürriyet Daily News covered the Turkish election results of a historic vote as polls are closed across Turkey on June 24 and its aftermath on the early hours of June 25. We published the live results, snap analyses and latest news about Turkey’s crucial elections.
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Turkey’s main opposition attacks state media over election results coverage
Turkey’s main opposition attacked the state-run media on Sunday for its coverage of parliamentary and presidential elections, saying it was attempting to manipulate the public’s perception of the polls.
Preliminary results from state-run news agency Anadolu showed President Tayyip Erdogan had received 57.02 percent of the vote in the presidential race, with 40 percent of the votes counted.
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