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Re-election in Turkey today, Erdogan’s seat will be saved otherwise ‘Gandhi’ will become President


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been in power for the last 20 years, will decide today whether he will stay for the next 5 years or not. Today is the second round of voting for the presidential election in Turkey. The first phase of polling was held on May 14. No one got majority in the first round. In this election, a tough fight is being seen between President Erdogan and his rival Kemal Kilikdaroglu.

In the first phase of voting, neither of the two got more than 50 percent votes. Today’s re-voting means that there will be a decisive contest between the two candidates. To form a government in Turkey, 50 percent of the vote is required. If not, there is a second round of voting. This voting is called ‘run off’.

No one got a majority in the first round

It will be interesting to see whether Erdogan will be able to save or lose his seat in this crucial contest. Voting will start at 8:00 am local time in Turkey and will continue till 5:00 pm. The eyes of the world are fixed on today’s vote. There was 88.8 percent voting in the first round. Erdogan got 49.4 percent of the vote, while Kilikdaroglu, Turkey’s so-called Gandhi, got 45 percent. Whereas Sinan Ogun, the nationalist candidate, got 5.2 percent of the vote.

Erdogan has been in power for 20 years

Erdogan has been ruling Turkey for nearly 20 years. He has been in power since 2003. In the same year, he became the Prime Minister of the country for the first time. At the same time, in the year 2014, he became the President of Türkiye. During these 20 years, he has been both the Prime Minister and the President of the country.

The public is not happy with Erdogan’s work

If Erdogan’s rival Kemal Kilikdaroglu wins this election, it will be seen as the biggest change in Turkey as the public is not happy with Erdogan’s work. He is angry. Turkey has seen the biggest tragedy recently. On February 6, a powerful earthquake destroyed one city after another. More than 50 thousand people have died.