Turkey announces final results in general elections

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Added On July 6, 2018

The Turkish Supreme Election Board on Wednesday announced the final results of the June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan winning some 52 percent of the votes. 
 
Out of the 50 million valid votes in the presidential election, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) candidate Erdogan received some 26 million votes, followed by Republican People's Party (CHP) candidate Muharrem Ince, who secured some 15 million votes. 
   
According to the official result, Erdogan's AKP won 42.56 percent of votes in the parliamentary ballot, while the main opposition CHP's votes stood at 22.65 percent.
   
The 600 parliamentary seats are distributed among five parties. AKP and its allied Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) gained a majority with 344 seats.
   
According to the presidential spokesperson, the new Turkish cabinet will be announced on July 9.