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Tayyib Erdogan had 55.08 percent of the vote with 70.5 percent of the votes counted in Turkey’s presidential election

Tayyib Erdogan had 55.08 percent of the vote with 70.5 percent of the votes counted in Turkey’s presidential election

President Recep Tayyib Erdogan had 55.08 percent of the vote with 70.5 percent of the votes counted in Turkey’s presidential election on Sunday, broadcasters said.

Muharrem Ince, the main opposition’s presidential candidate, stood at 29.4 percent nationwide, television channels said. If no candidate wins more than 50 percent in Sunday’s vote, a second round run-off will be held on July 8.

Meanwhile, Erdogan’s ruling AK Party had 45.18 percent and its Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) ally had 11.78 percent in Turkey’s parliamentary elections, with 61.1 percent of votes counted , according to CNN Turk and other local broadcasters.