Jun 27 2018

Parties object to Turkish electoral council’s premature announcement of results

Four political parties have objected to the election results announcement by Turkey’s highest electoral authority in in multiple provinces following Sunday’s parliamentary and presidential elections, CNN Türk news reported.

The parties, which include including Turkey’s leading Justice and Development Party (AKP), are asking for the votes in 14 provinces across the country to be recounted, the site said.

The Turkish Supreme Electoral Council on June 24 announced that of the total of 59 million 367,469 voters in Turkey, 51 million 189,698 cast their votes. All of the 188,008 ballot boxes were opened and 1 million 54,363 of the votes were considered invalid, it said.

Accordingly, the most important inaccuracy announced by the YSK was that Turkey’s victorious Justice and Development Party (AKP) received 41.85 percent of the votes in parliamentary elections as compared to 42.5 percent announced by Turkey’s state-run Anadolu News agency.

A recount of votes is in the 14 provinces is set to take place, CNN Türk reported.