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Local elections in Turkey : Erdogan's party loses in Ankara and Istanbul

In Turkey, the party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suffered in the local elections, a bitter defeat After years in Power in Istanbul and Ankara, Islam, lost-conservative AK party, according to the provisional election results of the town hall in the capital, and the municipal administration of the metropolis on the Bosporus. The result is a defeat for Erdogan also personally, since he had made the municipal elections to be a kind of Referendum on his policies.

After a dramatic election night, the Turkish electoral authority YSK sees the Opposition in the race for the mayor's office in the important economic metropolis Istanbul, at the front - a hair's breadth.

Accordingly, the candidate of the center-left party, CHP, Ekrem imamoğlu led, on Monday morning, with 27.889 votes against the candidate of the Islamic-conservative government party AKP, Ex-Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.

Video 01.04.2019, 12:13 Uhr01:16 Min.Lesson for Erdogan in local elections in Turkey

"For Ekrem imamoğlu I have so far (votes)number 4.159.650. Mr Binali 4.131.761 votes are registered in the System,“ said YSK head Sadi Güven in a TV Interview. However, counts Güven, currently votes.

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to order, Apparently, both parties to make complaints. Three days are time, as Güven said. There are more registered all results "into the System". The results of 84 urns were missing.

Istanbul was ruled long ACP. The result is a lesson for the ACP and their party leader, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

you Should confirm Imamoglus victory, would have missed the Turks, Erdogan and his party a double lesson: Even in the capital Ankara, the CHP candidate Mansur Yavas was 50.9 percent. Mehmet Özhaseki of the ACP reached only 47 percent.

as well as Istanbul and Ankara has ruled for 25 years of the ACP, respectively, of its predecessor party. Every fourth Turk lives in one of the two metropolises.

"Ankara has won, the loser in Ankara Özhaseki. The dirty politics has lost, democracy has won," cried Yavas early in the Morning in front of the jubilant supporters.

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In a late-night speech from the balcony of the AKP headquarters in Ankara had prevented Erdogan, to make clear the results in the two metropolises. The ACP Chairman stressed, however, that his party will rule his party in 56 per cent of town halls in the country, as well as in 16 large cities. (dpa, AFP)

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