Turkey's election board confirms Erdogan win

Turkey's election board confirms Erdogan win

Turkey's highest electoral body on Wednesday certified the results of last month's parliamentary and presidential election, ABC News reported.

The Supreme Electoral Council confirmed Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory in the June 24 presidential race, declaring that he won 52.59 percent of the votes. His closest rival, Muharrem Ince of the main opposition Republican People's Party, or CHP, gained 30.64 percent, while the imprisoned, pro-Kurdish candidate, Selahattin Demirtas, garnered 8.40 percent, the council confirmed.

According to the official result, Erdogan's conservative Justice and Development Party won 42.56 percent of the votes in the parliamentary ballot. The CHP's votes stood at 22.65 percent.

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