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World News May 17, 2023

Türkiye’s top election body confirms runoff to be held on May 28

Türkiye’s Supreme Election Council confirmed on Monday that the presidential election will go to a runoff between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival on May 28 as neither could reach the 50% threshold to win outright.

The body’s chairman Ahmet Yener told reporters that with around 35,000 votes left to be counted, Erdogan had 49.51% support and his rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu had 44.88%.

Sources: CGTN

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