In the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul is the eagerly pursued recount of votes from the local elections the Opposition in the lead.

the mayoral candidate of The center-left party, CHP, Ekrem imamoğlu, said on Thursday he will be leading with about 19,500 votes against the candidate of the Islamic-conservative government party AKP President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the former Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim.

Yildirim had lost the election to the most important mayor’s post in the country on Sunday by a hair’s breadth. The ACP then appealed the complaints and reached in at least 18 of the 39 districts Recounted. Both candidates had been apart after the election, provisional results showed that initially, only about 24,000 votes. In Istanbul, more than eight million people had selected.

The Deputy AKP Chairman, Ali Ihsan Yavuz made in the late afternoon attention to the fact that the distance of the AKP to the CHP have been reduced to: “you will see, it will result in other Numbers.”

The state-run news Agency Anadolu reported for the first half of the Recounts to be stopped. Most of the Review of the previously invalid rated votes. However, the province’s electoral authority decided in the evening, according to media reports, is now available in all 39 districts of the invalid votes must be checked again.

from Istanbul, the largest city in the country and the Central hub of the economy – was a long-AKP-ruled. The mood in the city is tense. Newspapers reported of CHP deputies, who slept slips on sacks full of voting, to protect you””. Some analysts warn of violence, should reverse the result. In view of the conflicts of the Euro had extended the Council of Europe on Thursday the mandate of its election observers.

dpa

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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