During 23-25 June 2018, the PABSEC Delegation composed of Mr. Andrea Marto, PABSEC Vice-President and Head of the PABSEC Albanian Delegation, Mr. Musa Guliyev, Member of the PABSEC Azerbaijani Delegation, Mr. Ramaz Nikolaishvili, Member of the PABSEC Georgian Delegation and Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, visited Ankara in the framework of the Monitoring Mission of the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in the Republic of Turkey.
In the framework of this visit, on 23 June 2018, the PABSEC Delegation visited several polling stations in Ankara and noted that the preparation for the elections was in compliance with the standards of democratic elections and with the national legislation. On the election day, 24 June 2018, the PABSEC Delegation verified the regularity and observance of the electoral procedure.
The PABSEC Delegation participated in the Press Conference, held on Monday, 25 June 2018. A common assessment of the PABSEC Delegation is that the presidential and parliamentary elections were held in a democratic and a transparent spirit, all the standards were observed, the electorate was very active and the will of the people of Turkey in the elections was fully expressed.
The People's Alliance formed of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) won the majority (343 out of 600 seats) in the parliamentary elections. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been re-elected as President of the Republic of Turkey for a period of five year-term. The PABSEC delegation extended their warm congratulations to Mr. Erdogan on this particular occasion.