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The Latest: State-run TV: Early preliminary results suggest victory for Turkish ruling party

  • A Turkish election official shows a ballot paper with signs of 15 political parties participating in election, as she counts ballots shortly after the polling stations closed at the end of the election day, in Istanbul, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Turks headed to the polls Sunday for the second time in five months in what is being seen as a crucial general election that will determine whether the ruling party can restore the parliamentary majority it enjoyed for the past 13-years. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    A Turkish election official shows a ballot paper with signs of 15 political parties participating in election, as she counts ballots shortly after the polling stations closed at the end of the election day, in Istanbul, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Turks headed to the polls Sunday for the second time in five months in what is being seen as a crucial general election that will determine whether the ruling party can restore the parliamentary majority it enjoyed for the past 13-years. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)  (The Associated Press)

  • Turkey's opposition Nationalist Action Party leader Devlet Bahceli casts his vote at a polling station at a primary school in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Turks headed to the polls Sunday for the second time in five months in what is being seen as a crucial general election that will determine whether the ruling party can restore the parliamentary majority it enjoyed for the past 13-years. (AP Photo)

    Turkey's opposition Nationalist Action Party leader Devlet Bahceli casts his vote at a polling station at a primary school in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Turks headed to the polls Sunday for the second time in five months in what is being seen as a crucial general election that will determine whether the ruling party can restore the parliamentary majority it enjoyed for the past 13-years. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Turkish election officials count ballots shortly after the polling stations closed at the end of the election day, in Istanbul, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Turks headed to the polls Sunday for the second time in five months in what is being seen as a crucial general election that will determine whether the ruling party can restore the parliamentary majority it enjoyed for the past 13-years. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Turkish election officials count ballots shortly after the polling stations closed at the end of the election day, in Istanbul, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Turks headed to the polls Sunday for the second time in five months in what is being seen as a crucial general election that will determine whether the ruling party can restore the parliamentary majority it enjoyed for the past 13-years. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)  (The Associated Press)

The latest as tens of millions of Turkish voters cast ballots in a contest that will determine whether the ruling party can restore the parliamentary majority it had enjoyed for over a decade. All times are local.

7:20 p.m.

State-run TRT television says that preliminary results in Turkey's crucial parliamentary election suggest a surprising boost for the ruling party.

It said that with 76 percent of the votes counted, the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, has won 51 percent, which would comfortably restore its ruling majority.

The result could still change significantly as votes come in from disparate regions of the country.