Erdoğan leads presidential elections abroad

Published 10.08.2014 00:00
Updated 10.08.2014 22:08
Erdoğan leads presidential elections abroad

Turkey's 12th presidential elections marked not only the first time the president was popularly elected but, the first time for Turkish citizens living abroad to participate in Turkey's elections.

Turkish expats cast their ballots before nationals in Turkey and initial results indicate that Erdoğan has received 64,5 percent of the overall votes cast outside of Turkey, followed by opposition's joint candidate Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, who received 27,4 percent of the votes abroad, while People's Democratic Party's (HDP) candidate Selahattin Demirtaş received 8 percent of the votes.

Specifically, in Germany where the largest population of Turkish people reside outside of Turkey, Erdoğan has received 69,1, followed with İhsanoğlu who received 23,4 and Demirtaş with 7,3 percent of the votes.

İhsanoğlu has received more votes than Erdoğan in countries including Israel, United States, Canada and Iran, while he failed to beat Erdoğan in his hometown, Yozgat.

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