By Duygu Yener
The final results of Sunday’s Turkish elections will be announced on July 5, the head of the country’s electoral authority said Monday.
“As of Sunday, we shared 98 percent of the election results with the political parties. In a few hours we will have shared 100 percent [of the results]," Sadi Guven, head of the Supreme Election Council (YSK), told reporters in the capital Ankara.
"100 percent of the domestic records were entered in the system," Guven added.
Guven also said 99.91 percent of the presidential election results had been recorded in the council’s system as of Monday.
Also praising the “healthy” conduct of the presidential and parliamentary elections, Guven said after the election results are finalized, they will be opened for citizens to see.
Earlier, Guven said that with 99.2 percent of ballot boxes opened, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won an absolute majority in the presidential election with 52.5 percent of the vote, while his top rival Muharrem Ince lagged behind at 30.6 percent.
In the parliamentary polls, along with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), the Justice and Development (AK) Party's election ally, the People's Alliance won 53.6 percent of the votes, with 99.1 percent of ballot boxes opened.
Previously, Guven said the remaining uncounted votes would not affect the election results.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.