Turkey Elections 2019
Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:18 pm
Hoping this brings real change to the country.https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48739256
Erdogan's party suffers blow after Istanbul re-run poll defeat
Turkey's ruling AK Party has lost control of Istanbul after a re-run of the city's mayoral election, delivering a stinging blow to President Erdogan.
With nearly all ballots counted, main opposition party candidate Ekrem Imamoglu had a lead of 775,000 votes, a huge increase on the margin of 13,000 he achieved in the earlier election.
That victory in March was annulled after the AKP alleged irregularities.
The result ends 25 years of AKP rule in Istanbul.
The AKP's candidate, former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, conceded to his opponent.