ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turks started voting on Sunday in probably the most consequential elections in trendy Turkey’s 100-year historical past, which can determine whether or not President Tayyip Erdogan extends his 20 years in energy.
Presidential and parliamentary votes are being held, deciding not solely who leads Turkey, a NATO-member nation of 85 million, but in addition how it’s ruled and the place its financial system is headed amid a deep value of residing disaster.
Opinion polls give Erdogan’s principal challenger, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who heads an alliance of six opposition events, a slight lead, but when both fails to get greater than 50% of the vote, there might be a runoff election on Might 28.
(Reporting by Daren Butler; Enhancing by William Mallard)
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