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Infographic: Erdogan wins Turkey’s presidential election

  • Published at 04:24 pm June 25th, 2018
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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