May 16, 2023

In a remarkable scene, the tallest man and woman around the world cast their votes in the Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections that took place on Sunday.

Turkish citizen Ramisa Golgi, who holds the title of the tallest woman in the world, voted in the elections through a mobile ballot box in her home, in the Safranbolu district of Karabuk state, northern Turkey.


In turn, the Turkish citizen Sultan Kusa, who has the title of “the tallest man in the world”, cast his vote in the presidential and parliamentary elections, in the state of Mardin, southeastern Turkey.

Kousse, who is two meters and 51 centimeters tall, resides in Ali Bey village, Mardin state, and went on the back of an agricultural tractor trailer to the primary school in the village to cast his vote.

In addition to the title of the tallest man in the world, Koussa entered the Guinness Book of Records in 2009 as the owner of the longest debt of 27.5 centimeters, and the longest feet of 36.5 centimeters.

Yesterday, Monday, the Supreme Electoral Commission in Turkey officially announced the holding of the second round of the presidential elections on May 28, after the 3 candidates did not obtain the necessary quorum to resolve the competition from the first round.

In a press conference, the head of the authority, Ahmed Yanar, said that 100 percent of the ballot boxes inside the country had been sorted, adding: “No candidate in the presidential elections received enough votes to win, and it was decided to hold a second round on Sunday, May 28.”

He stressed that the participation rate inside the country in the elections amounted to 88.92 percent, while it recorded 52.69 percent abroad, indicating that the process of counting 35 thousand and 874 votes abroad is continuing so far.

Yanar revealed the percentage of votes obtained by the presidential election candidates, according to the results that are not final until now, according to what was reported by the Anadolu Agency.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan won 49.51 percent of the vote, while Kemal Kilicdaroglu won 44.92 percent, Sinan Ogan 5.17 percent and Muharram Ince 0.44 percent.

In a related context, Yanar said that the official and final results of the parliamentary and presidential elections that took place on Sunday will be announced by the Supreme Elections Commission on May 19.

On Sunday, Turkey witnessed presidential and parliamentary elections, where the candidate of the People’s Alliance, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the candidate of the Nation Alliance, the leader of the Republican People’s Party, Kamal Kilicdaroglu, and the candidate of the “Ata” (ancestors) Alliance, Sinan Ogan, competed in the presidential elections.

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