President felicitates Erdogan on victory in presidential election

25 Jun, 2018 9:55 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – President Mamnoon Hussain has extended heartfelt felicitations on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in the presidential election.

According to Foreign Office Spokesperson, President Mamnoon Hussain underscored that the large turn-out and peaceful conduct of parliamentary and presidential elections is a testimony to the strength and vibrancy of Turkey’s democratic values and institutions.

He expressed hope that Turkey will continue on its path of progress and prosperity under the leadership of President Erdogan. The President said the historic and unparalleled bilateral relations between Pakistan and Turkey will continue to grow from strength to strength.

In Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won absolute majority in presidential election. This was announced by Supreme Election Council of the country after counting of 97.7 percent of ballot boxes.

Head of the Supreme Election Council, Sadi Guven said Justice and Development Party, Republican People’s Party, Nationalist Movement Party, Peoples’ Democratic Party and Good Party have surpassed ten percent threshold in the parliamentary election.

He said the remaining uncounted votes will not affect election results. Meanwhile, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared his victory in the presidential and parliamentary elections.

His ruling AK Party is also leading in parliamentary elections, with 42.4 percent of the vote counted. The People’s Alliance, consisting of AK Party and MHP, has won 53.6 percent of the vote so far.

Addressing the nation from headquarters of Justice and Development Party in Ankara after his election victory, Tayyip Erdogan said his government will increase the country’s international reputation. He said the new government will confront terror groups more decisively.

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