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Local elections in Turkey: a lesson for the ACP remains

At the local elections in Turkey despite continuing criticism of its policy, the candidate of the ruling AKP party of President front. In particular, in the cities, however, scarce results are expected.

President Erdogan sees the elections as a test of his policy.

The government party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is up to the local elections in Turkey at the front After the counting of more than 62 percent of the ballot boxes, the ACP country came far to 46.3 percent of the vote, Turkish media reported. The opposition CHP reached 30.5 percent.

The local elections were seen as a test of Erdogan, under whose leadership the country experienced an economic crisis with double-digit Inflation and sharp rise in food prices. The ACP reached, but the country is still better than in the last municipal election in 2014, when they had come to just under 43 percent of the vote. At that time it was managed to keep the mayor in the cities of Ankara and Istanbul.

a bit of self-criticism of Erdogan

Erdogan said his AKP as the winner. "The results show that we emerged from these elections with a large margin as the first party," he said. At the same time he practiced, but also self-criticism: "We must accept that we have out there, where we won the hearts of our people have been conquered, and where we have lost, not successful enough."

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