Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated May 28, 2023 by Diary Times
Voting started in Turkey’s first-ever runoff election on Sunday (May 28) which could see President Recep Tayyip Erdogan extend his rule for a third decade. Voting started at 8 am (0500 GMT) and would close at 5 pm. President Erdogan won the first round on May 14 but fell just short of an outright majority against his secular challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu.
Kilicdaroglu, 74, is the candidate of a six-party opposition alliance and leads the Republican People’s Party (CHP). His camp has struggled to regain momentum after the shock of trailing Erdogan in the first round.
The outcome of the runoff election would start becoming clearer by early Sunday evening, the news agency Reuters reported.