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The vote begins

Parliament speaker Bülent Arınç rejects a CHP application for attendance to be taken.

Parliament speaker Bülent Arınç has rejected a CHP application for attendance to be taken. There are nine non-AKP MPs in the chamber: five of them are independents, two are from Mehmet Ağar’s DYP, and one each are from Anavatan and the CHP.

This would mean there are 361 MPs in parliament eligible for voting – six short of the number needed to vote in a president in the first round. A CHP legal challenge is now certain.

The voting continues.

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