Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the presidential election in the first round, gaining 51.8% of the vote. According to Reuters, Erdogan has overtaken its main rival, conservative Ekmeleddina Ihsanohlu at 13%.
Prior to the current elections in Turkey president always naznachavsya Parliament. Thus, Erdogan became the first first-ever president, elected by universal suffrage.
According to the CEC, it is estimated more than 99% of the vote, so the result can be considered final.
Inauguration of President is scheduled for August 28.
Erdogan, who is in power for 12 years, has repeatedly been criticized for authoritarian regime of management and corruption charges. The country has repeatedly held massive anti-government protests demanding the resignation of the prime minister, but this did not prevent him from getting a landslide victory.
In Turkey, the president has a representative function, but the real power belongs to the prime minister, because no one in doubt that Erdogan will strengthen the presidency, expanding its powers.