Outcry as Turkey orders rerun of Istanbul mayoral election

Caliph wannabe cannot tolerate democracy

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Erdoğan’s successful bid to overturn vote is ‘plain dictatorship’, says CHP party

Turkish authorities have scrapped the result of a vote for Istanbul mayor that was lost by the candidate backed by the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in response to calls by his AK party for a rerun.

In a move that hit the lira and drew opposition accusations of “dictatorship“, the high election board (YSK) ruled that a fresh Istanbul mayoral contest must be held on 23 June.

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