Il Partito Popolare Repubblicano di opposizione della Turchia (CHP) ha vinto l’elezione del sindaco di Istanbul, davanti al Partito della Giustizia e dello Sviluppo (AKP) guidato dal Presidente Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Lo hanno riferito i media locali citando il Consiglio Supremo Elettorale del paese.
Secondo il giornale Hurriyet, il capo del consiglio, Sadi Guven, ha detto ai giornalisti che il candidato della CHP, Ekrem Imamoglu, ha ottenuto 4.159.650 voti, mentre il suo rivale dell’AKP, Binali Yildirim, ha ricevuto 4.131.761 voti.
Turkey’s opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has won the mayoral election in Istanbul, coming out ahead of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), which is led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, local media reported Monday, citing the country’s Supreme Electoral Council.
Turkish citizens voted in municipal elections on Sunday to pick new mayors, municipal leaders, heads of villages and members of village councils, among others. CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu has claimed his party’s victory in the mayoral elections in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir, some of the nation’s largest cities.
According to the Hurriyet newspaper, the council’s head, Sadi Guven, told reporters that the CHP’s candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, had gained 4,159,650 votes, while his rival from AKP, former parliamentary speaker Binali Yildirim, had received 4,131,761 votes.