Turkish Presidential Race Heads Into Runoff as Votes Slipped Under 50%


ISTANBUL (Sputnik) – The Turkish presidential race headed into a runoff on Sunday as both Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu seemed unlikely to secure over 50% of the vote, according to a state TV tally.

Erdogan was leading Kilicdaroglu with 49.94% of the vote, with 92.7% of the ballots counted, while the opposition leader lagged behind with 44.3% of the vote. The second round is set for May 28.

Previously, Erdogan has been leading with 49.94% of the votes with 89.2% of votes counted.

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