Turkey’s electoral board orders re-run of Istanbul vote

World 05/06/19, 17:51

Turkey's top election authority voided the Istanbul mayoral election won by an opposition candidate and ordered a do-over, ruling Monday in favor of a request by the president's party to throw out the vote it narrowly lost.Opposition leaders said the Supreme Electoral Board's decision to invalidate the results from Istanbul's ...

Turkey’s election board expected to rule on Istanbul vote

Europe 05/05/19, 16:47

After weeks of uncertainty, Turkey's highest electoral board could decide as early as Monday whether an opposition politician was the rightful winner of Istanbul's mayoral race — or whether a new election must be held.Turkish authorities last month confirmed Ekrem Imamoglu of the opposition Republican People's Party, or CHP, had ...

Govt opponent confirmed as Istanbul mayor, objection pending

Europe 04/17/19, 10:48

Turkish authorities on Wednesday confirmed the opposition's candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, as the mayor of Istanbul, ending more than two weeks of recounts of the March 31 vote demanded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party. All eyes however, were turned toward Turkey's top electoral body, which has yet to consider ...

Update: Turkish ruling party seeks rerun in Istanbul

Europe 04/09/19, 07:38

The Latest on the Turkish local elections (all times local):3:35 p.m.The opposition party's candidate has criticized the plans of Turkey's ruling party plans to seek a repeat of the mayoral race in Istanbul and urged the party to acknowledge his victory.Ekrem Imamoglu, who won the tight race for Istanbul in ...

Update: Erdogan loses support in Turkey’s big cities

Europe 04/01/19, 05:50

The Latest on Turkey's local elections (all times local):1:45 p.m.The opposition candidate running to be Istanbul's next mayor has declared victory after unofficial results showed him leading in Turkey's local elections.Turkey's President and ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and his wife Emine, greet ...

Update: Opposition hopes make stand in Istanbul, Ankara

Europe 03/31/19, 02:44

The Latest on Turkey's municipal elections (all times local):9:35 p.m.Voters in Turkey are electing mayors for 30 large cities, and a main battleground for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party appears to be in the capital, Ankara.An official female shows the ballot voting paper with names and the parties a polling ...

Erdogan picks ex-prime minister to run for Istanbul mayor

Europe 12/29/18, 09:22

Turkey's president has nominated a former prime minister to run for mayor of Istanbul next year.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Binali Yildirim would be the ruling Justice and Development Party's candidate to lead Turkey's biggest city.Erdogan served as Istanbul's mayor for four years before founding the ...

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