Turkey: Supreme Committee Decides to Re-run Municipal Elections in Istanbul

 

Hülya Karahan

istanbulpostcomtr@gmail.com

The Turkish High Electoral Commission (YSK) has decided to re-run local elections in Istanbul after a request from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Istanbul election results canceled and new vote held in June Erdoğan expresses support for re-holding municipal elections in Istanbul.

According to a statement issued by the committee, it decided to cancel the results of the previous vote in which the candidate of “Justice and Development”, former Prime Minister Ben Ali Yildirim, lost to his opponent of the Republican People’s Party, the largest force in the opposition camp, Akrem Imamğlu.

The new vote for the Istanbul municipal administration, the largest city in Turkey, will take place on June 23, the statement added.

The decision was supported by seven members of the Supreme Committee of the elections against the opposition of 4 others.

In Turkey, on March 31, local elections nationwide, and lost the “Justice and Development Party” in a number of states and major cities including the capital Ankara.

According to the counting of votes, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate beat his ruling party rival  in Istanbul’s municipal elections. Imamoğlu was officially mayor of the city on April 17, but Justice and Development refused to acknowledge the defeat.

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) submitted a formal request to the Supreme Electoral Commission to cancel the results because of what it called violations and a new vote.

 

Bu gönderiyi Instagram’da gör

 

Ekrem İmamoglu (@ekremimamoglu)’in paylaştığı bir gönderi ()

Reviewer overview

Turkey: Supreme Committee Decides to Re-run Municipal Elections in Istanbul - /10

Summary

The Turkish High Electoral Commission (YSK) has decided to re-run local elections in Istanbul after a request from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

0 Bad!

70 Comments

Leave a Comment