Turkey’s long-suffering voters confirmed in Sunday’s presidential election that they need change, as a majority voted in opposition to giving President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan one other time period. However the incumbent should still win as he exploits his authoritarian management over Turkish establishments.
As of Monday afternoon, Mr. Erdoğan led challenger Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu of the Republican Folks’s Get together, 49.51% to 44.88%. (Sinan Oğan, a nationalist third candidate, acquired 5.17%.) Each frontrunners fell in need of a majority, so the race will go to a Could 28 runoff. Mr. Erdoğan has dominated Turkey for 20 years, however preliminary outcomes reported by the state-run Anadolu Company recommend that in almost each province Mr. Erdoğan carried out worse than he did within the final presidential election.
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