terça-feira, 12 de agosto de 2014

Istanbul awakens with Sun and hope in the "new" Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the favorite in the polls. Some are happy, some are a bit skeptical, but all reveal hope in conservative Islamist who was almost 12 years the Prime Minister and now President, with a first goal assumed: the strengthening of the powers of the new position via amendment of the Constitution.

On the streets of the largest city in Turkey, where reside more than 14 million people, hope is the only common emphasis. "The new President represents a new country. Hopefully bring us even greater progress. Closing good times for Turkey, "said a Turkish satisfied by the outcome. Other liked that the election had been more balanced: "it is not good that he has been elected first. Nor for the country, nor to the Turks. There should be a second or even a third lap. " "Participation was low," lamented, criticizing the abstention that have been in the order of 27 percent.

A third resident of Istanbul noted that, "for the first time, were the people to elect the President": "We hope he will bring positive developments to improve our democracy. I am hopeful that Recep Tayyip Erdogan is going to be a good President and that treat all Turks alike. Who is the President of everyone and not just half of the people. That is my hope. "

As Prime Minister, since 2003, the President of Turkey, the preliminary results of the elections in Turkey give Erdogan a victory with 51.9 percent of the votes against 38.3 percent of the second most voted and the biggest rival, Ekmeleddin Ihsan. As the polls have suggested, the Kurdish Selahattin Demirtas was the least voted, with 9.7 percent.

Next to Emine, the woman, the new head of State of Turkey already delivered in Ankara, the victory speech. The announcement of the official results of the first direct presidential is expected during this Monday. Erdogan's victory already motivated, however, rising at about 1.55 percent of Turkish stock index in opening this week.

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