Outcry as Turkey orders rerun of Istanbul mayoral election

Caliph wannabe cannot tolerate democracy


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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