EU and EC comment on re-run elections in Istanbul

EU and EC comment on re-run elections in Istanbul
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  • calendar-gray 07 May 2019

European Union and Council of Europe officials have commented on the Turkish Supreme Election Board decision on the cancellation of the results of the municipal elections held in Istanbul on March 31, APAreports.

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland noted that the necessary conditions for free and fair elections must be verified prior to election day. The decision has the potential to severely damage voters’ trust.

EU High Representative for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Federico Mogherini and European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Johannes Hann said in a joint statement that ensuring a free, fair and transparent election process is essential to any democracy and is at the heart of the European Union's relations with Turkey.

Zumrud Pashkin

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