Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds an early lead over his reformist opponent, economist Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, after the polls closed across Turkey Sunday evening.

The Turkish Electoral Body announced Sunday night that with 75.4% of the vote counted, Erdogan leads Kılıçdaroğlu 53.4% to 46.6%.

Erdogan bested Kılıçdaroğlu, the candidate for the secularist Republican People's Party (CHP), in the first vote on May 14th, but narrowly failed to clear the 50% threshold needed to win outright, sending the country into a second round of voting.

Running at the helm of the right-wing Justice and Development Party, Erdogan received 49.5% of the vote in the first round, compared to 44.89% for Kılıçdaroğlu.... Read More: Arutz-7