ANKARA, August 11, /ITAR-TASS/. Tayyip Erdogan, candidate from Turkey's ruling party, has won presidential elections by polling an absolute majority of votes 51.7%, Sadi Guven, head of Turkey's Central Election Commission, told journalists late Sunday.
"Candidate Tayyip Erdogan, on the strength of almost 100% of ballot-papers processed, has won the backing of an absolute majority of voters.
Proceeding from this, the CEC resolved to cancel preparations for an election runoff. Preliminary results of the polling will be announced on Monday," Guven said.