Around 70% of Turks in Belgium voted for Erdoğan

Around 70% of Turks in Belgium voted for Erdoğan
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Nearly three out of four Turks who voted in Turkey's presidential elections chose Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, figures released Monday by Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reveal.

In the battle for the presidency, Erdoğan received 72.31% of the vote in Belgium. His main opponent, opposition candidate Kemal Kiliçdaroglu, got 24.65% of the vote in our country. The ultranationalist Sinan Ogan obtained 2.15%.

Erdoğan is also very popular with the Turkish community in other Western European countries. In the Netherlands (68.4%), Germany (65.4%), France (64.2%) and Luxembourg (59.2%), he can also count on a majority.

In Turkey, support for Erdoğan is much less pronounced as a second round is due to be held on 28 May. The latest count, of nearly 99.9% of ballot boxes, gives 49.5% of the vote to the head of state, who has been in power for 20 years, against 44.9% to his social democratic rival Kemal Kiliçdaroglu.

About 85,000 Turkish citizens voted in Belgium, according to figures from the Turkish news agency. All votes in Belgium have been counted.

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