Main opposition Republican People's Party also wants a rerun in all Istanbul district councils. It argues the same flaws which the governing AK Party said occurred during the Istanbul mayoral election apply to the 2018 presidential election.
Rerun election to be held on June 23, says Supreme Election Council.
AK Party’s representative on Turkey's election board said that the party's appeal to cancel the election results in an Istanbul district – on grounds of "organised irregularities" – will be decided by the council after Tuesday.
The switch to a presidential system has breathed new life into Turkey's democracy.
Turkey's local elections have taken on the narratives of a larger general election, and as a result, party loyalty might trump local issues and the economic slowdown.
As the clock ticks down to Turkey’s local election day, politicians have deployed a wide variety of tactics to woo voters - but that will only be enough for party loyalists.
The pre-poll alliances have emerged for the upcoming municipal elections, following the pattern of a similar alliance in 2017 when Turkish citizens voted to change the country's parliamentary system into a presidential one.
Aytug Atici, former MP of Turkey's opposition party, said he would only shave if country's state of emergency was lifted. It was.
Six hundred parliamentarians from five political parties took their oaths of office in Ankara. Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be sworn in as president for the first time under the new executive presidential system on July 9.
As the country witnessed the unprecedented 87 percent voter turnout, we spoke to young and old, single and married people of Istanbul soon after they cast their votes.
Turkey is home to millions of migrants and refugees, especially Syrians. As politicians create policies that have an impact on migrants and refugees, these communities hope for a favourable outcome in the elections.
Turkey's political discourse has markedly changed from previous elections. The need to gather a popular majority for a presidential candidate is forcing parties to broaden their appeal with more inclusive messaging.
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