Voting ends in diplomatic missions abroad

Voting ends at the diplomatic missions abroad on May 9 for Türkiye's upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for May 14 at home, while citizens abroad can still cast votes at border gates.

Polling stations were closed in most European countries yesterday. However, voting will continue in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany and Luxembourg until late May 9.

High turnout prompts extra ballot boxes abroad

The number of expatriate votes cast in Türkiye's upcoming elections has reached nearly 1.2 million, prompting the government to set up additional ballot boxes abroad.

More than 3.4 million Turkish citizens living abroad are eligible to vote for the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for May 14 at home, around 277,000 of whom are first-time voters.

Instability trap

The electoral system of simple proportional representation was an unnecessary and dangerous trap that was dictated by the Left's ideological fixations.

Under the new electoral law, coalitions need to be considered, as the high percentage needed to form a single-party government has become increasingly harder to attain, all across Europe.

Turks living abroad begin to cast ballots

The voting process to decide the next Turkish president and the parliamentary seats began for around 3.4 million Turks living abroad on April 27.

Turkish citizens can cast their votes without needing to book an appointment until May 9 at designated election bureaus and May 14 at border gates on 156 points across 73 countries, the Supreme Election Council (YSK) said.

Nearly 50,000 new voters to go to polls if second round held

Approximately 5 million people will vote for the first time in the presidential and parliamentary elections to be held on May 14, while nearly 50,000 new voters will go to the polls if the presidential election goes to the second round, announced Ahmet Yener, the president of the Supreme Election Board.