Who is Istanbul’s new mayor 2019 ? As 31st March 2019 Turkey Mayoral Election ended, election results suggest the most populous city of the country Istanbul may switch from AKP to the main opposition party CHP.
CHP’s Istanbul municipality candidate Ekrem Imamoglu has slightly secured the majority of nearly 10 million votes casted across Istanbul, Imamoglu claims.
He said in a statement that he has wet-ink signatured result reports delivered by official observers.
According to Imamoglu’s recent press statements, he has won the municipality by 50.51% .
Unofficial Istanbul Election Results (Based on reports shared by Ekrem Imamoglu
Counted votes : 100%
Ekrem Imamoglu : 50.51%
Binali Yildirim : 47.40%
Other candidates total : 2.09%
Official Results (After votes recounted)
Counted votes 100%
Ekrem İmamoğlu : 48.79%
Binali Yildirim : 48.51%
The state-run news agency Anadolu Agency stopped delivering results for Istanbul as of 11:20 PM with 1.2% of votes (approxiamtely 120,000 votes) remaining unannounced.
Ekrem Imamoglu has declared victory in seven separate press conferences, urging the Anadolu Agency to resume delivering results.