Istanbul votes in mayoral polls in a test for Erdogan | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 24, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:03 AM, June 24, 2019

Istanbul votes in mayoral polls in a test for Erdogan

Istanbul returned to the polls yesterday in a re-run of the mayoral election that has become a test of Turkish democracy as well as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s continued popularity at a time of economic trouble. Election authorities annulled the first vote in March after Erdogan’s ruling party alleged corruption. Critics say Erdogan simply did not like the result, after a little-known former district mayor, 49-year-old Ekrem Imamoglu, snatched victory for the opposition by just 13,000 votes. Imamoglu faces Binali Yildirim, a mild-mannered Erdogan loyalist who oversaw several huge transport projects and served as prime minister.

 

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