Skip to comments.Poll shows Turkey presidential vote going to second round
Posted on 06/07/2018 10:30:08 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
ANKARA (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan is seen falling short of a first-round victory in Turkeys presidential election and his ruling AK Party is forecast to lose its parliamentary majority in the June 24 vote, a survey by pollster Gezici showed on Thursday.
Erdogan called the snap elections in April, more than a year early, saying Turkey needs to switch to a powerful executive presidency to tackle economic and security challenges. The new presidential powers were narrowly approved last year.
Gezicis survey of 6,811 respondents, conducted between May 25-26, showed Erdogan receiving 48.7 percent of votes in the first round of presidential election, with the main opposition candidate, Muharrem Ince, getting 25.8 percent.
Erdogan and Ince were followed by Meral Aksener, a former interior minister who founded the Iyi Party last year after being sacked from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), which has entered an election alliance with the AK Party. Aksener was seen getting 14.4 percent of votes, Gezicis poll showed.
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Didn’t crank the vote fraud up enough?
Didn’t intimidate enough Kurds?
Intimidation turned up to 11 for round two.
Erdie runs away with it.
It will be rigged just like last time. Erdogan will win again in a landslide. The ballot box stuffers are already hard at work to make sure.
We will soon see.
like his bestest buddy Obozo?
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