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NewsTea abandons Erdogan .. What's the story?

Tea abandons Erdogan .. What’s the story?

Construction engineer Tahsin Ojakli won a seat in Risa, overlooking the Black Sea, which has 265,853 voters; He became the first parliamentarian from the state’s opposition party since 1980.

Erdogan was born in Istanbul in 1954, according to the Turkish Presidency website, but his origins date back to Rize in northeastern Turkey.

But in general, the preliminary results of the legislative elections showed that the ruling Justice and Development Party won 35.41% of the vote and the opposition Republican People’s Party came second with 25.39%, followed by the National Movement Party with 10.05%. , according to the public Anadolu agency.

Who is Tahsin Ocakli?

He is 46 years old, was born in Ardesen District, Rize State. He studied at the Civil Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University and worked in the construction industry. He ran as a candidate for mayor of Ardesen in 2004 and 2014, then as a candidate for the 25th CHP in the legislative elections of June 7, 2015. Married with two children.

Winning Notes

In his first statements after the victory, Ocakli said: “We have a promise for our children. We will work tirelessly for their bright future.”

Focusing on the economic situation and suffering from unemployment, Ocaklı added: “We explained what Rize needs, what she earns, how we can protect the prestige of the tea sector, how we can keep the producers in this sector, how we can help employees by creating permanent employees, how we can make a breakthrough and movement in Rize in tourism, animal husbandry and relieve economic pressures.

The city is famous for its tea culture, which it entered in the first half of the 20th century.

Regarding the position of the CHP in the second round of the presidential elections, Ocagli insisted: “The good elections for our country are not over yet, we have just started. Of course, we must have spoken well with all our friends during of the election”. process in Rize. But no, we still have time in Turkey, as we won in Rize, we will win in Turkey.

With more hope, he continued, “There is no reason why our people should not favor us when they believe in us” and “We have taken this power and this duty in our city, by being in the street with our voters. Now, with the same enthusiasm, we are always delighted to vigorously defend the cause of Turkey.

For the first time in the history of the Turkish presidential elections, a candidate could not win in the first round, the electoral law requiring that one of the candidates obtain 50% + 1 of the votes, which did not happen not produced in the first round, when Erdogan got 49.51%, and his rival the president of the Republican People’s Party, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, at 44.88%.

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