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Here is a guide to Turkey's runoff election, the two candidates and the key issues as well as details on how the May 14 parliamentary election unfolded.
The election had been seen as one of the most consequential yet for Turkey, with the opposition believing it had a strong chance of unseating Erdogan.
The two candidates are aiming to attract some 8 million voters who did not go to the polls in the first round.
It’s unclear why hope for change vanished after May 14. By any standard, the fact that the party ruling the country for two decades can’t get fifty percent would seem to represent a loss.
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While Erdogan has a good chance to win the runoff after falling just short of an outright first-round victory two weeks ago, his challenger Kilicdaroglu has embraced anti-migrant rhetoric.