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Erdogan's AKP is challenging the election results in Istanbul and Ankara

don't beat The Islamic-conservative government party, the AKP, is in the race for the mayoral post in Istanbul and Ankara. Your attention is directed to the high number of invalid votes.

mainly in Istanbul was the outcome of the local elections is very short: the preliminary results show that the center-left opposition party, the CHP, there is a margin of about 24,000 votes. Thus, the CHP would be-politicians Ekrem imamoğlu new mayor. The AKP now wants to leave but all of the 39 electoral districts re-counting. Their candidate, the former Prime Minister, Binali yıldırım, had claimed the victory, but his defeat admitted. However, with the note that the Review was not yet complete.

thank-you in spite of defeat: Transparent the ACP after the mayoral election with the inscription "Tesekküler Istanbul" - "Thank you Istanbul!"

hundreds of thousands of invalid votes

The provincial Chairman of the AKP, Bayram Senocak, criticized the high number of invalid votes. In Istanbul alone, it should be about 290,000. The government party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to leave in front of all these invalid ballot check. The channel CNN Türk reported that the election authority will announce the final results in ten days. The Istanbul CHP candidate imamoğlu called for, the complaints, within one week process: "If it takes longer, the thing to stink," he warned.

lesson for the AKP in Turkish metropolises

For Erdogan would be the loss of the citizens usually post in Istanbul, a bitter defeat. He was there, even the mayor and originates from the working-class district of Kasimpasa. Islamic-conservative mayor had the city as the hub of the economy, more than 20 years, ruled. The capital, Ankara, had lost the ACP according to the current condition even more. As the state news Agency Anadolu reported, has requested the party but also there is a Review.

On Sunday had intended million people in 81 provinces with their mayors, provincial councils and other local officeholders. The AKP emerged overall as the strongest party from the election. In large cities, but lost part massively in popularity.

Interview: local choice is a "big target", 01.04.2019 Turkey: a lesson for Erdogan's AKP, 01.04.2019 Atlas |Turkey |Istanbul

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