Turkey's presidential election likely headed to runoff

The Turkish presidential election appears headed for a runoff, with both incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, so far unable to secure the majority needed to win.

Sunday's election was effectively a two-man race between Erdogan and Kilicdaroglu, who is the joint candidate of six opposition parties.

The latest figures from government-affiliated Anadolu news agency says Erdogan has 49.25 percent of votes and Kilicdaroglu has 45.05 percent.

If neither wins a majority, there will be a runoff on May 28th.

Erdogan told supporters early on Monday that he is confident voters want trust and stability. But he said he does not know if the election will be decided by Sunday's vote.

Erdogan has served as the country's president or prime minister for a total of 20 years.

Kilicdaroglu told reporters that he will win the runoff and bring democracy to Turkey.