Turkish President Erdogan re-elected ruling party head

Baku, March 25, AZERTAC

Turkey's president on Wednesday was unanimously re-elected leader of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in a congress in the capital Ankara, according to Anadolu Agency.

After being nominated by top party officials, Recep Tayyip Erdogan was re-elected chairman for a seventh term at the party's 7th Ordinary Grand Congress.

Out of 1,431 ballots, Erdogan got 1,428 valid votes, and there were three spoiled ballots, according to Ali Ihsan Yavuz, the party's deputy chair.

Speaking after the vote, Erdogan thanked his fellow party members for deeming him worthy of the post.

Separately, the party also elected 75 members of its Central Decision and Executive Board (MKYK).

Numan Kurtulmus and Binali Yildirim became the deputy chairmen of the AK Party, while Omer Celik was re-elected the party's spokesman.

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