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Turkey’s electoral chief declares Erdogan winner of runoff election

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Istanbul: Incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the second round of the presidential election with 52.14% of the vote, the Supreme Election Council chief said.

“After processing 99.43% of the ballots from polling stations in Turkey and in foreign missions and border crossings, Erdogan received 52.14% of the vote, while [Kemal] Kilicdaroglu received 47.86%. According to preliminary data, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been elected the new president of Turkey,” Ahmet Yener told a press conference.

Erdogan is more than two million votes ahead of his opposition rival, the official said.

The final results of the election will be published in the official bulletin on June 1.

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