Turkey’s election board announces presidential election dates

The first round of voting in Turkey`s presidential election will be held on August 10 with a second round of voting on August 24.

The first round of voting in Turkey`s presidential election will be held on August 10 with a second round of voting on August 24.

ANKARA - Turkey’s election board on Friday announced the draft calendar for the presidential elections in Turkey, as current President Abdullah Gul’s seven-year term expires on August 28.

The High Elections Board said the first round of the election will be held on August 10 and a second round on August 24.

Turkish citizens who live abroad will be able to vote in the presidential elections for the first time.

It is expected that there will be around 118 offices in 56 countries open between July 31 to August 3 to allow about 2,750,820 Turkish citizens abroad to vote.

The results will be announced at the same time in Turkey and abroad, for this this reason overseas citizens will go to polls before Turkey.

It will be the first election of a Turkish president by voters as previous presidents were elected by the parliament.

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