President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday afternoon known as on supporters and volunteers to guard the poll packing containers till the outcomes of Türkiye’s presidential and parliamentary elections had been sure.
“As at all times, it’s time to care for the poll packing containers. Proceed to guard the need of our nation till the outcomes are finalized,” Erdoğan mentioned on social media as polling stations closed as of 5 p.m. native time (2 p.m. GMT).
Greater than 64.1 million folks had been registered to vote, together with over 1.76 million who’ve already solid their ballots overseas and 4.9 million first-time voters.
A complete of 191,885 poll packing containers have been arrange for voters within the nation.
Each voter solid two ballots, one for the president and the opposite for lawmakers, who will serve five-year phrases.
Voters will select between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in search of reelection, main opposition candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and Sinan Oğan.
Muharrem Ince, one other presidential contender, withdrew from the race earlier Thursday.
Nevertheless, regardless of his withdrawal, the Supreme Election Council (YSK) – Türkiye’s election authority – has affirmed the validity of votes for the candidate.
Over 30 political events and 150 impartial parliamentary candidates will compete within the elections.
5 multiparty blocs are within the operating: the Individuals’s Alliance, the Nation Alliance, the Ancestral Alliance, the Labor and Freedom Alliance, and the Union of Socialist Forces Alliance.