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Turkey Faces Runoff Election With Erdogan Leading - Infographics

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After a closely fought race between Türkiye’s main presidential candidates, voters will return to the polls on May 28 to decide who will lead the country.

Turkey Faces Runoff Election With Erdogan Leading

The second-round vote will determine whether the country remains under the firm grip of incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan or can embark on a more democratic course promised by his main rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu.

While Erdogan has governed for 20 years, opinion polls had suggested that their run could end and that a cost-of-living crisis and criticism over the government’s response to a devastating February earthquake might redraw the electoral map.

Instead, Erdogan’s retreat was still less marked than predicted – and with his alliance retaining its hold on the parliament, he is now in a good position to win in the second round, according to France 24.