Prime Minister Viktor Orbán congratulated President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has been in power for twenty years, on his victory in the first round of the Turkish presidential election over the phone, according to Bertalan Havasi, the Head of the Prime Minister’s Press Office.
The statement highlights that Orbán also praised the electoral success of the Justice and Development Party, which supports the Turkish president, and wished Erdoğan success in the second round of the presidential election, scheduled for 28 May. During the conversation, the Prime Minister expressed that Hungary, Europe, and the world need a strong and stable Turkey.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the incumbent president, won the first round of the presidential election in Turkey on Sunday with 49.51 per cent of the vote, but due to the absence of an absolute majority, a second round is necessary. According to unofficial final results, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the main opposition candidate, received 44.88 per cent of the votes.