In the local elections in Turkey on march 31, lost Erdogan's AKP in power in both Ankara and Istanbul to the opposition party CHP. On Monday made the country's electoral YSK's decision to annul the local elections in Istanbul and that a new election should be held.
the AKP representatives in the electoral body, Recep Özel, says that the decision is based on some röstmottagare were not public employees and that the various documents with the election results, not signed.
the Date for the election is set for June 23, according to a statement from the electoral body late Monday.
borgmästarkandidaterna in the elections on 31 march, the winner of the CHP's Ekrem Imamoglu, and the AKP, Binali Yildirim said in tv statements that they will stand for re-election, reports the news agency Reuters.
Istanbul's current mayor Imamoglu, accusing the electoral authority YSK to have been influenced by the ruling party and reject the decision on early elections, reports Reuters. The opposition party CHP won the elections in Istanbul even after the votes have been restated.
" the YSK should be ashamed. They have been under political influence since day one, " he said in front of hundreds of supporters in Istanbul on Monday.
the CHP's vice chairman, Onursal Adiguzel called the decision for the ”pure dictatorial”. ”It is illegal to win against the AKP,” writes Adiguzel on Twitter.
the party MHP's leader Devlet Bahceli, who along with Erdogan's ak party to form a political alliance, asked shortly after the election on 31 march that the elections would be done and claimed that there had been irregularities. For example, the banned terrorist kurdish guerrillas of the PKK leadership in Iraq called on Istanbul's kurds to vote for the opposition in the election.
Previously accepted president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the opposition's victory, but on Saturday, after Bahcelis requirements, announced Erdogan that he changed his mind and considers that it is necessary with a re-election. The results of the 31 march is the first loss for Erdogan in Istanbul on 25 years.
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