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Infographic: Erdogan wins Turkey’s presidential election

  • Published at 04:24 pm June 25th, 2018
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan greet supporters at the AKP headquarters in Ankara, Turkey June 25, 2018 AFP

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a new five-year term after securing outright victory in the first round of Turkey’s presidential poll. State-run news agency Anadolu reports Erdogan on 53% with 99% of votes counted, and his closest rival Muharrem Ince on 31%. Erdogan will assume significant new powers under Turkey’s new constitution. The changes were endorsed in a close referendum last year by 51% of voters. Erdogan will directly appoint top public officials, including ministers and vice-presidents; intervene in the country’s legal system and impose a state of emergency. The job of prime minister will be scrapped