At midnight (9pm GMT) on Sunday, the prime minster had received 52 percent of the votes, Ihsanoglu on 38 percent and the third candidate Selahattin Demirtas taking 10 percent, after 99 percent of the votes had been counted, the semi-official Anatolia news agency said.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeas ... 86150.htmlCaliskan told Al Jazeera that the election has taken place in an unfair atmosphere, where Erdogan campaigned as prime minister, using state facilities and media throughout the campaigning process.
"I don’t think the two main opposition parties made any mistakes in their alliance in this process, but the dynamics of the election was fundamentally unfair," Caliskan said.
"Erdogan campaigned through state visits, used state properties and appeared on state media far more than Ihsanoglu."
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/11/world ... -news&_r=0
Speigel article on the Turkish PM:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/wor ... 84581.html
That does not seem democratic, using state resources while campaigning. Did the voters realize this key fact?