Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the presidential election while the People’s Alliance which he leads, won the parliamentary election.
State-run news agency Anadolu said Erdogan,64, received 52.5 percent of the 98 percent of the votes counted on Sunday, in his bid for a presidency with broadly expanded powers.
In his first statement on Sunday evening, Erdogan declared victory and pledged a new era with a strengthened democracy and economy under the new governing system.
“The outcome of the elections is clear. The nation has entrusted me with the role of presidency and executive power. A big responsibility is placed on the shoulders of the People’s Alliance and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in parliament.