Turkish nationals in Spain, Hungary, Ukraine start voting in presidential, parliamentary polls

Turkish nationals in Spain, Hungary, Ukraine start voting in presidential, parliamentary polls

Voting being cast at polling stations in Madrid, Barcelona, Kyiv, Odesa and Budapest

By Anadolu staff

MADRID, BUDAPEST, KYIV (AA) - Turkish expatriates in Spain, Hungary, and Ukraine began casting ballots on Friday in Türkiye's presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for May 14.

In Spain, where over 5,800 Turkish nationals are eligible to cast their vote, polling stations were set up in the Turkish diplomatic missions in Madrid and Barcelona.

In Ukraine, voters are turning to the polling stations established in the Turkish diplomatic missions in the capital Kyiv and the southern port city of Odesa.

In Hungary, Turkish nationals will be able to vote at the polling station set up in the Turkish Embassy in the capital Budapest.

In Türkiye, the elections will take place on Sunday, May 14. On the presidential ballot, voters will choose between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking reelection, main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, Muharrem Ince, and Sinan Ogan.

Meanwhile, 24 political parties and 151 independent candidates are vying for seats in the 600-member Turkish parliament.

About 3.41 million Turkish citizens are eligible to vote abroad, where voting has already begun in some countries.

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