Unofficial results from the Anadolu Agency, which is run by the Turkish state, suggest that Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been re-elected as President of Turkey.
As of right now, Erdogan is in the lead with 52.1% of the vote, and Kemal Kilicdaroglu is in second place with 47.9% of the vote. As of right now, 97.7% of the ballot boxes have been opened.
The results of the election have not been formally sanctioned by the Supreme Election Council as of yet.
If Erdogan, who is 69 years old, were to win the election, he would be able to extend his current five-year term that has given him 20 years in power and continue to govern Turkey through the October celebration of the 100th anniversary of the republic’s birth.
Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary, has sent his congratulations to Erdogan “on his unquestionable election victory!”
The Emir of Qatar sent his gratitude to Erdogan through Twitter for winning the runoff election and for his imminent reelection. Erdogan is the current and incumbent leader of Turkey.
In a tweet, he congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory, writing, Congratulations on your victory, my dear brother Recep Tayyip Erdogan.