Erdogan’s party loses re-run of Istanbul mayor election | 2019-06-25 | daily-sun.com

Erdogan’s party loses re-run of Istanbul mayor election

25 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suffered a bruising defeat on Sunday as the opposition candidate in Istanbul’s controversial mayoral election re-run romped to victory, reports AFP.

Ekrem Imamoglu had won the first mayoral vote in March by a slim margin of 13,000 votes over Erdogan’s chosen candidate, Binali Yildirim, who contested the results and a new election was ordered.

After being stripped of that victory over disputed claims of fraud, Imamoglu vowed a “battle for democracy” that turned him into a household name.


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