The election of the Turkish mayor in Istanbul has been a major blow to Turkish President Rashib Tayyip Erdogan’s party.
The vote counting process has been completed and the main opposition party, Ekram Imamoglu, stands at 775,000 votes, while in the two months ago it was only 13,000 votes.
The European Commission complained of irregularities in the elections held in March, after which the elections were canceled.
Ekapi was ruled Istanbul for 25 years. Her candidate, former Prime Minister Benelli Yildirim, lost to him.
Erdogan had said earlier that “Istanbul, which won in Istanbul will win.” Erdogan has ruled the country since 2003. As the first prime minister now, as president.
Erdogan, who ruled the country for a long time, is the strongest leader after Mustafa Kemal Pasha any Ataturk, who laid the foundations of the modern Turkish Republic. But now they face the challenge.
“It’s a new beginning for both the city and the country,” said Imamoglu, the Republican People’s Party (CHP).
He expressed his desire to work with Erdogan, “President, I want to work with you in a peaceful environment.”
Who are the candidates
At the moment, the 49-year-old Imam is the mayor of an Istanbul district, but few people knew him before the mayor’s election in March.
Yildirim was a member of the founding members of the Arduan Party and was prime minister from 2016 to 2018, but then the presidential system was implemented in Turkey and the term of the prime minister ended.
After that, he was elected president of the new parliament in February. She was also responsible for the Ministries of Transport and Communications.
Why the March elections were canceled
In fact, winning 13,000 votes for Imamoglu in March was not a great victory to the point that Yildirim would accept his defeat.
The ruling party claimed that votes had been rigged and most of the supervisors had not received official approval.
The vote was taken again on this basis. Although critics claim that re-election was under President Arduan’s pressure.
Why is Istanbul so important
This is the largest city in Turkey, with a population of 1.5 million, while the entire population of the country is 80 million. Istanbul is also the economic backbone of the country.
It is also close to the heart of Ardouan, because 25 years ago when AAP came to power, Ardouni began his political life here by competing for the mayor’s election.
He was mayor between 1994 and 1998. One-third of Turkey’s GDP comes from Istanbul. The budget of the urban body is about $ 4 billion, and winning here means direct participation in many important decisions in the city.
In this election, the imamoglu presented the issue of corruption and urban poverty on a large scale in the world body.
With the victory of Istanbul, the opposition is now occupied in Izmir and Ankara.
The biggest shock
According to BBC correspondent in Turkey Mark Lewin, the strongest leader in Turkey in recent years has received the greatest shock in his career.
The results showed that they used their own power to hold elections again, leading to increased anger among people.
This defeat will have an impact on EkPati has been divided into and become a storm in the direction of who will take over after Arduan.
Although they have reason to say that they will remain in power for the coming years, because before 2023 elections will not be held in the country.
Some people also say that general elections can occur even before the time. Some people believe that this is a sign of the future results of recent findings.
However, Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafour, with his official Twitter account, had tweaked that the military commander had gone to Britain for an official visit.
On the other hand, the issue of closure between the army and Amran Khan was shaded even in the Pakistani parliament.
In the meantime, Imran Khan was prevented from choosing a prime minister in parliament.
Since winning the election of Imran Khan, it has been speculated that the Pakistani prime minister won the election because of his proximity to the army.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has often been accused of being close to Pakistan’s army.
During the match between Pakistan and South Africa in Britain in the United Kingdom on Sunday, this close proximity between the son of Imran Khan Suleiman Khan and the head of operations of the Pakistani army. The Pakistan Tribune says both sides are seen together in the field.
The son of Imran Khan Sulaiman Khan and Pakistan Army Chief of Staff Bazwa arrived at the Lord’s court to strengthen the team. Amran Khan’s first wife, Gemma Goldsmith, has two children. Jemima lives in Britain since the divorce and both children live with her mother.
At the same time, Major General Asif Ghafour of ISPR and head of PCB Ihsan Mani were seen at the stadium.
In this game, Bajwa entered the field like ordinary spectators without any protocol and enjoyed the match.