"Elections are backbone of democracies. According to the result as of now, my competitor Ekrem Imamoglu is leading the race," AK Party's Binali Yildirim says.
The Supreme Election Council of Turkey decided by a majority to rerun elections for the Istanbul Municipality. Over ten million citizens are eligible to vote in less than six weeks.
As Turkey's Supreme Election Council reviews the votes cast for Istanbul’s local elections on March 31, here is the whole process explained.
Turkish citizens voted in the June 24 polls to elect the president and members of parliament. A new system for Turkish politics, an executive presidency, has also come into effect with #TurkeyElections.
Almost 1.5 million Turkish citizens living abroad have cast their ballots between June 7 and 19, Sadi Guven, head of the Supreme Election Council (YSK), told reporters on Wednesday.
Last month, the Turkish parliament approved the 18-article bill with 339 votes in favour.
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