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Mayoral election in Istanbul will be repeated

More than a month after the mayoral election in Turkey, the Turkish election Commission cancelled the vote in Istanbul and a repeat arranged. So she gave on Mon

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Mayoral election in Istanbul will be repeated

More than a month after the mayoral election in Turkey, the Turkish election Commission cancelled the vote in Istanbul and a repeat arranged. So she gave on Monday a request from the government party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan .

This was reported by the state news Agency Anadolu. The election Commission had recognized the election victory of opposition leader of the CHP, Ekrem imamoğlu, in April. However, it could be the mandate is now removed again. According to the ACP, the election on may 23. June be repeated.

The Deputy CHP head Onursal Adigüzel, said: "This Regime that is ignoring the will of the people and the laws disregarded, is neither democratic nor legitimate. It is a pure dictatorship."

The Council of Europe, the Turkish election authority criticized the YSK for its decision on Monday evening. In a statement, Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland said: "the decision of The High electoral Council has the potential to damage the trust of the Turkish voters in the electoral authorities." The necessary conditions for free and fair elections would have to be verified before election day and not afterwards.

Jagland referred to the numerous complaints of the ruling AKP party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after their narrow defeat in the race for the most important mayor's post in the country. She had not objected, for example, that some of the helpers at the ballot box as state prescribed to be officers.

The Council of Europe had to the election on may 31. In March a delegation of Observers be sent. In view of the conflicts of the extremely scarce outgoing municipal election, he had extended at the beginning of April in an "extraordinary step", the mandate of its election observers.

ACP was unable to catch up

imamoğlu the local elections in Istanbul on March 31. March won by a margin of only about 24'000 votes, ahead of Ex-Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. After the opposition of the government party, the AKP, and a recount in several districts, the difference shrank, could not be regained by the ACP but.

The capital Ankara also went to the Opposition, and the economic metropolis of Istanbul were ruled for 25 years by Islamic-conservative mayors. The defeat for the AKP in these cities was a loss of face for Erdogan, who was once mayor of Istanbul.

The ACP requested that a repetition of the vote in Istanbul and called for, among other things, a Review of the election workers. Prosecutors have initiated after investigation into the allegation of irregularities in the election.

The state Agency reported that it had been found that 43 authorities employee would, in conjunction with the network of U.S.-exiled preacher Fetullah Gulen. Erdogan sees Gulen the puppet master behind the failed military coup of 2016. Gülen rejects this allegation.

The week-long wrangling over the result in the biggest city of Turkey has also been pursuing international attention. The Turkish Lira immediately after the decision of the panel. Turkey is since the end of the year in the recession. Inflation is consistently high at around 20 percent. Especially food products are always more expensive.

The President and the ACP-chief had adversity shortly after the election, of the rule and the "theft of the ballot box". Last Saturday, he had once again made it clear that he considers the vote in Istanbul for unlawfully. So he also increased the pressure on the High election Commission, the request for cancellation.

across the Country, Erdogan's AKP in the local elections as the strongest party. However, they lost in the metropolises of encouragement. Four of the five largest cities in the country went to the Opposition.

About 57 million Turks were on the 31. March called to choose in 81 provinces mayors, councilors and other local politicians. The turnout was about 84 percent. (sep/AFP)

Created: 06.05.2019, 18:37 PM

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