Turkish presidential election final count revealed
ANKARAAug 15, 2014 - 12:00 am GMT+3
Aug 15, 2014 12:00 am
Turkey's Supreme Election Board has announced the confirmed results of Sunday's presidential election.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan took 51.79 percent of the vote while Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu received 38.44 percent. Selahattin Demirtas had 9.76 percent.
The turnout was 74.13 percent.
In total, 41,283,627 voters out of 55,692,841 voted. Of these, 40,545,911 votes were valid and 737,716 invalid.
Erdogan took 20,670,826 of the votes in Turkey and received 143,873 votes from Turks overseas as well as 185,444 votes at customs stations in airports and border posts. He received 21,000,143 votes in total.
Ihsanoglu received 15,434,167 of the votes in Turkey, gained 64,483 from abroad and 89,070 at customs posts, giving him 15,587,720 in total.
Demirtas took 3,914,359 votes in Turkey, 22,582 abroad and 21,107 at customs, adding up to 3,958,048 in total.