Elections in turkey 2023 the results are unpredictable

Only half a percent was not enough for Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the current president of Turkey, to win the elections, in connection with which the second round will be held on May 28.

If one of the candidates had received an absolute majority of votes, that is, more than 50%, then the elections could be held in one round.

In the first round of elections in Turkey, held on May 14, the votes were distributed as follows:
Recep Tayyip Erdogan — 49.51% of the vote
Kemal Kılıçdaroglu— 44.88% of the vote
Sinan Ogan — 5.17% of the vote
Muharrem Ince — 0.44% of the vote

In total, there are 64 million voters in Turkey, 3.2 million of them live in other countries.

President Erdogan was nominated by the People's Alliance. The opposition Republican People's Party and the National Alliance were represented by Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.

Ataturk Alliance candidate Sinan Ogan expressed support for Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the first round.

Parliamentary elections were held on the same day. The composition of the parliament of the 28th convocation of Turkey is 64% of new faces. Of all 600 candidates, more than half, 335 are getting mandates for the first time. There will be 381 deputies who were not part of the previous government. There will also be a record number of women in the government — 121 deputies.

Regional statistics show that incumbent President Erdogan received a record number of votes in the provinces of the Black Sea region:

Bayburt — 78.86%.
Gumushane — 74.42%.
Riza — 72.79% of the vote.

Also, more than 70% of the votes were cast by voters in the provinces of Yozgat, Cankiri, Kahramanmarash, Aksaray.

65.4% of Turkish citizens living in Germany, voted for Erdogan.

Opposition candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu promises to deport all illegal migrants from Turkey. There are 3.3 million Syrians in the country. Also, the public was stirred up by statements that a ban on the sale of real estate to foreigners would be introduced, as a rescue for constantly rising prices for it. By the way, only 4% of transactions in the country are carried out with the participation of foreigners. But such changes were not approved in Parliament.

A visual map of the distribution of votes and support for the main candidates Erdogan and Kılıçdaroglu. The darker the region is shaded, the higher the candidate's support.

After the earthquake in the south-east of the country, and in connection with the elections, there is a lull in the real estate market in the resort regions. Experts from a number of construction companies predict that there will still be a resumption of demand in a few months after the elections. And the price cuts that buyers from the category of pent-up demand are waiting for will not happen. The season starts in Turkey, traditionally at this time the number of transactions with foreign buyers is growing.

The second round of elections on May 28 will be held between two candidates — Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Kemal Kilicdaroglu. May 29 will be a public holiday in Turkish schools.

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