the AKP's candidate, former prime minister Binali Yildirim, gave a victory speech, but it was just in embarrassment, then valmyndighetens chairman reported clear numbers in the opposition's favor. A close associate to the victor, the CHP-the party Ekram Imamoglu, said to the DN of the telephone:
" We understood early that we were before, and that the situation is stressed those in power. Some within the AKP wanted to run over us and proclaim victory after all. Others understood that this would be punishing himself, and solka down the regime even more internationally.
for the party, and for Istanbulbon Erdogan. Then he was elected city's mayor in the days for twenty-five years ago, he and his related parties dominated the city's politics. So osårbart thought themselves the party that nominated an extremely charmlös politicians to candidacy, former prime minister Yildirim, whose family is also in a challenging way shot themselves on their proximity to power.
the Shock now is then, and are put into even sharper relief by the CHP-the opposition's triumphal march from Ankara to Izmir and along the long mediterranean coast. When the setback in Ankara was beyond doubt ended up the regime faced with an unpleasant choice. Would the turning of the arm on the electoral commission and the courts and utkora the loser in Istanbul to the victor?the Opposition party CHP's candidacy in Istanbul Ekrem Imamoglu. Photo: Yasin Akgul/AFP
they Did, it was the AKP's rule over the city, the country's business centre and windows to the outside, to a symbol of autocracy and repression. The decision to swallow your disappointment taken the guess of Erdogan and his partner of almost four years, the ultranationalist MHP's aged leader Devlet Bahceli.
but that pushed a högernationalistisk line during the campaign, can greatly thank the kurdish voters for his successful election. Pro-kurdish HDP, whose leaders were harassed and imprisoned on a large scale in recent years, decided to only set up in their kurdish kärndistrikt in the southeast.
In all the other municipalities called on the HDP to their followers to vote for the opposition, thus, on the CHP. It was the kurds in Istanbul – the world's largest kurdish city - which gave the CHP the victory - ironically, given that the CHP supported Erdogan when he was a year or two ago allowed parliament to vote away the kurdish folkvaldas immunity so that they could be blocked in.
the MHP's and the AKP's cooperation began almost four years ago, in order to neutralize the HDP's growing influence over national policy. Constitutional reform in 2017, which snöpte parliament and put all the executive power in the president's hands, aimed also to reduce the kurdish political opportunities. With their choice on Sunday, the kurdish voters have shown that they can still cross the powers that be plans.