Publish dateTuesday 2 April 2024 - 09:48
Story Code : 288190
The heavy defeat of Erdogan and the "Justice and Development" party in the Turkish municipal elections
The preliminary results of the local elections in Turkey show that the candidates of the Republican People's Party, the main rival of the ruling party led by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have won in important cities.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - International Service: Based on official statistics, Akram Imamoglu, the mayor of Istanbul and one of Erdoğan's staunch rivals, has managed to surpass his rival in this important city.

The polling data published by TRT Haber TV shows that the CHP currently has 37.8% of the votes in the country as a whole, and a little bit from the Justice and Development Party which has 36.8%. It has allocated votes, it has surpassed.

The pro-Kurdish People's Equality and Democracy Party DEM is among the top three parties with less than 6 percent of the vote, while the National Movement Party MHP, which is an ally of the Justice and Development Party, has less than 4 percent of the vote. The Justice and Development Party, which was founded in 2001, had been first in all municipal elections since 2004.

On the other hand, new CHP leader Özgür Ozel described the primary result as a "historic result" and a "clear signal" to the current government: "Our voters made a very important decision today. Today voters decided to create a new concept of government. The unity of the nation that we created together with our people has achieved a historic result. Those who were ignored sent them a clear signal. I want everyone to know that there are no losers in this victory. "No matter which party people voted for today, I don't want them to feel like losers."

At the same time, the victory of the mayor of Istanbul "Ekram Imamoglu" from the People's Republican Party, who is mentioned as a potential candidate for the future presidency of Turkey, dealt the biggest electoral blow to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party. With more votes counted, Imamoglu has a 10% advantage over the candidate of the ruling party in the race for the mayorship of Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, and in Ankara, the Republican People's Party has retained the capital.

Based on 92.92% of the votes cast in Istanbul, the largest city in Europe and Turkey's economic engine, Imamoglu won 50.92% of the votes and his opponent from the Justice and Development Party, Murat Kurum, won 40.05% of the votes. has been granted
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