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Tuesday, December 5, 2023


    Voting in Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections has begun.

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    Millions of Turks began voting in the country’s presidential and legislative elections on Sunday at 8 a.m. local time (0500 GMT).

    Over 64.1 million individuals are registered to vote, including 1.76 million who have already voted abroad and 4.9 million first-time voters.

    In the country, 191,885 voting boxes have been set up for voters.

    Every voter will cast two ballots, one for the president and one for legislators, both of whom will be elected for five-year terms.

    Voters will pick between re-election candidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, leading opposition contender Kemal Kilicdaroglu, and Sinan Ogan.

    Muharrem Ince, another presidential candidate, dropped out on Thursday.

    The elections will feature more than 30 political parties and over 150 independent parliamentary candidates.

    The People’s Alliance, Nation Alliance, Ancestral Alliance, Labor and Freedom Alliance, and Union of Socialist Forces Alliance are the five multiparty coalitions in the race.

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