People's Alliance leads with 77 percent ballots counted - Turkey Elections

# 31 March 2019 23:34 (UTC +04:00)

With over 77 percent of the ballots counted in Turkey's local elections, the governing Justice and Development (AK) Party-led People's Alliance maintains the lead, holding 52 percent of the vote. The Nation Alliance, led by Republican People's Party (CHP), has raked in 37 percent nationwide in Turkey Elections, ONA reports quoting Anadolu Agency

Election officials, however, continue to count ballots cast in Turkey's local elections.

According to the Supreme Election Council (YSK), voting started in 32 provinces at 0400 GMT and ended at 1300 GMT. In the remaining provinces, polling stations opened at 0500 GMT and closed at 1400 GMT.

More than 44 million Turkish citizens were expected to vote in 30 of the largest cities, the metropolitan municipalities. Another 12.8 million voters were estimated to cast their ballots in another 51 provinces.