Erdogan congratulates CHP’s Istanbul mayoral candidate

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Erdogan congratulates CHP’s Istanbul mayoral candidate 1

Turkish president on Sunday congratulated the opposition’s mayoral candidate Ekrem Imamoglu, as unofficial results showed a convincing win for the latter in the election rerun in Istanbul.

“The national will has appeared once again today. I congratulate Ekrem Imamoglu, who has won the election, according to unofficial results,” Erdogan said in a Twitter post.

According to unofficial results, with 99.37% of ballot boxes opened, CHP’s Imamoglu got 54.03% of the votes, while AK Party’s Yildirim received 45.04% as of 8.00 p.m. local time (1700GMT).

Ekrem İmamoğlu Win Istanbul Rerun election

Imamoglu and Binali Yildirim of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party vied to run the metropolitan municipality of Turkey’s most populous city after a previous vote on March 31 was annulled by the country’s top election council last month.

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