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Istanbul mayoral re-run Erdogan’s ruling AKP loses again

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 24, 2019 12:22

Istanbul mayoral re-run Erdogan’s ruling AKP loses again

Turkey’s ruling party has lost control of Istanbul after a re-run of the city’s mayoral election, latest results show. The candidate for the main opposition party, Ekrem Imamoglu, won 54% of the vote with nearly all ballots counted.

He won a surprise victory in March which was annulled after the ruling AK party complained of irregularities. His opponent, ex-PM Binali Yildirim, has conceded. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated the winner. But the result is being seen as a major setback for Erdogan, who has previously said that whoever wins Istanbul, wins Turkey.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 24, 2019 12:22