" Voting in the country's first ever popular presidential election is slated for Aug 10 in Turkey. "
Ankara, July 31 - The process of voting for the next Turkish president has started for Turkish expatriates, Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK) said Thursday.

According to the YSK, the overseas electorate can vote at embassies, consulates and other designated areas in their country of residence between July 31 and Aug 3, Xinhua reported.

Only about 178,959 of the more than 2.7 million eligible voters living abroad have made online registrations to cast their ballots in the first round of the presidential elections, YSK said.

The low turnout was expected, mainly because many Turkish nationals were not informed that they had to register online before their voting, it said.

Voting in the country's first ever popular presidential election is slated for Aug 10 in Turkey.

Incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pitted against Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, former secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party's Selahattin Demirtas.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002392376
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Asia


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.