Turkey announces guidelines for Istanbul revote

Turkey announces guidelines for Istanbul revote
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  • calendar-gray 10 May 2019

Turkey’s top election body on Friday announced guidelines for the revote in Istanbul on June 23 which will be held to choose a new mayor, APAreports quoting Reuters.

According to the Supreme Election Council (YSK) decision, the head and members of the balloting committee will be chosen from public servants.

The YSK also noted that the list of the committee head and members will be given to the political parties contesting the election.

Millions of Turkish voters cast their votes nationwide on March 31 in local elections to choose mayors, city council members, and other officials for the next five years.

The results for mayor of Istanbul were rejected by the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party over voting irregularities.

On Monday, the YSK accepted the ruling AK Party's objection to the local election results in Istanbul and announced a do-over election.

In its decision, it said some polling officials and staff on March 31 were not public servants as required by law.

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