Politics

Referral of votes in Istanbul to local elections

Review of the votes in Istanbul after the weekend’s local elections in Turkey is underway after President Erdogan’s party complained about the election results.

Opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu and his party CHP received the most votes in Istanbul when the result from Sunday’s local elections was clear. He received about 28,000 more votes than President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s candidate, former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.

But the government party AKP, which is the party to Erdogan, appealed the election results and demanded mention in all 39 districts of Istanbul.

The party claims there was a huge difference in the number of votes cast in polling stations compared to the number of votes that were sent to count.

The AKP was upheld for eight districts, and now the coverage of the voices in the eight districts of Istanbul has begun.

Imamoglu and CHP urged the electoral commission to confirm the victory and reject the petition for referral, but they were unsuccessful.

Also in the capital Ankara, AKP has filed the result, here in 25 districts, having lost in the city where the party has ruled for 25 years. There are not yet decided how many districts will be re-counted.

Erdogan’s party and its allies have received 52 percent of the votes in Turkey as a whole.

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