Erdogan – the winner of the elections

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the winner of the March 30 2014 local elections in Turkey.

Despite the dozens of corruption scandals that led four ministers to resign and despite the bans on Twitter and YouTube, the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) received 46.3 per cent and the Republican People’s Party (CHP) 27.1 per cent of the votes, as was predicted by most opinion polls. The results are based on 37.7 per cent of votes counted.

The third-placed party is the Nationalist Action Party (MIP) with 13.8 per cent of the votes.

In the 2011 national elections, AKP received 49.2 per cent of the votes.

According to preliminary estimates, the AKP wins the municipality of Istanbul and the CHP the municipality of Izmir.

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