Istanbul (Web Desk): A second-round of the presidential election in Turkiye will be held on 28th of this month as no candidate won the required fifty percent votes in the first round of polls.
The head of the Supreme Election Council said incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the lead in the first round with 49.51% of the votes while his rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu secured 44.88%.
The voter turnout in the elections was 88.92 % while turnout from Turkish citizens abroad was 52.69%.
As per the foregoing media, Turkey headed for a runoff vote after President Tayyip Erdogan led over his opposition rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu in Sunday's election but fell short of an outright majority to extend his 20-year rule of the NATO-member country.
As Neither Erdogan nor Kilicdaroglu cleared the 50% threshold needed to avoid a second round, to be held on May 28, in an election seen as a verdict on Erdogan's increasingly authoritarian path.