Turkish opposition seeks cancellation of 2018 elections

Europe 05/08/19, 07:26

Turkey's main opposition party on Wednesday appealed to the country's top electoral body for an annulment of local election results in Istanbul's 39 districts, as well as last year's presidential and parliamentary elections, after the authority annulled its victory in the city's mayoral race and ordered a new vote.Ruling in ...

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 ...

Update: Voided vote called ‘victory’ for democracy

World 05/06/19, 17:02

The Latest on disputed mayoral elections in Turkey (all times local):12:35 a.m.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman says the voiding of the mayoral election in Istanbul amounts to "a victory for Turkish democracy" by ensuring the results reflect the voters' choice.FILE - In this Thursday April 4, 2019 file photo, ...

Erdogan cites irregularities, defends Istanbul vote recount

Europe 04/08/19, 03:20

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended his party's move to demand a full recount of votes cast in mayoral elections in Istanbul, claiming that "almost all" of the voting was marred by irregularities.Erdogan suffered a major setback in last week's local elections after the opposition took control of the ...

Turkish ruling party seeks total recount of Istanbul votes

Europe 04/07/19, 08:32

Turkey's ruling party says it will appeal to the country's top election authority, demanding a full recount of votes cast in Istanbul in the March 31 mayoral election.Ali Ihsan Yavuz, deputy chairman of the ruling AKP party, spoke Sunday as a recount of votes that were previously deemed invalid was ...

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 ...

Update: 2 black women advance in Chicago mayor race

U.S. 02/26/19, 23:21

The Latest on the Chicago mayoral election (all times local):10:20 p.m.Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will face former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot in a runoff to become Chicago's next mayor.FILE - In this Dec. 9. 2018 file photo, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks during a news conference ...

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 ...

Update: Exit poll: Poland ruling party losing mayorships

Europe 11/04/18, 16:14

The Latest on local elections in Poland (all times local):9:05 p.m.Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, left, welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, ahead of intergovernmental consultations in Warsaw, Poland, Friday Nov. 2, 2018. Merkel is visiting Warsaw amid calls by Polish officials that Germany pay Poland billions of dollars for ...

Ex-French PM Valls launches bid to become mayor of Barcelona

Europe 09/25/18, 13:58

Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has confirmed he will be running in Barcelona's mayoral election next year in order to "rescue" the Catalan capital from "deterioration."The involvement of the French politician, who was born 56 years ago in Barcelona, raises the stakes for the May 2019 election as a ...

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