Turkey’s main opposition candidate concedes election but warns of ‘1-man regime’

Turkey’s main opposition candidate Muharrem Ince has conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential and parliamentary elections, calling on the winner, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who returns as president, to finish his divisive insurance policies.

Ince informed reporters on Monday: “I settle for the outcomes of the election.”

Erdogan garnered 52.6 per cent of the vote, in line with unofficial outcomes. Ince, his closest rival, received 30.6 per cent.

Ince known as on Erdogan to “be everybody’s president, embrace everybody. That is what I might have completed if I had received.”

The 54-year-old politician criticized Turkey’s new system, saying: “Turkey has lower off its hyperlinks with democracy. It has lower off hyperlinks with the parliamentary system. It’s transitioning towards a one-man regime.”

Erdogan, accompanied by his spouse Emine, waves to supporters of his ruling Justice and Growth Get together (AKP) in Ankara early Monday. Since a 2016 coup try, Erdogan has consolidated energy, jailed opponents and clamped down on journalists. (Presidency Press Service by way of AP)

Ince mentioned he had garnered 15 million votes and would work to extend them to 30 million.

5 candidates ran towards Erdogan.

Selahattin Demirtas, chief of the Professional-Kurdish HDP, surpassed the 10 per cent threshold wanted to make it to parliament, successful a projected 67 seats of 600, in line with unofficial outcomes.

Demirtas, who has been in pretrial detention since November 2016 on terror-related prices, was compelled to guide his marketing campaign from jail and received 8.four per cent of the presidential vote.

He has denied any wrongdoing.

On Monday, Demirtas tweeted: “Whereas different candidates might stage 100 marketing campaign rallies, I used to be in a position to ship out 100 tweets.

“The truth that I used to be compelled to marketing campaign in detention situations was the best injustice.”

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/turkey-election-aftermath-1.4720466?cmp=rss

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