CHP to participate in Istanbul rerun - DECISION

# 14:48
7 May 2019

Today party caucus of the main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) were held regarding Turkey's Supreme Election Council (YSK) decision on the rerun of mayoral elections in Istanbul on June 23, ONA reports.

The Chairman of the CHP Kamal Kilichdaroghlu, candidate of Mayoral position Ekrem Imamoghlu, leaders and deputies of CHP, chairs of regional organizations were participated at the meeting.

The next steps of the party were discussed at the caucus.

As a result of discussion, main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) Party Caucus ruled out Tuesday boycott rumors after Turkey's Supreme Election Council (YSK) decided for a rerun of mayoral elections in Istanbul on June 23.

Recall that Imamoglu in the March 31 elections of the mayor of Istanbul scored 48.8% of the vote, ahead of 13,729 votes of his rival, the candidate of the AKP, the closest associate of the Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan, the former prime minister and ex-speaker of the Turkish parliament Binali Yıldırım, who received 48.55% of the vote.

After the CHP appealed against the election results, the YSK recounted at several polling stations, but this did not bring any fundamental changes. Imamoglu took office on April 17, but the YSK granted the AKP’s appeal to cancel the election results due to irregularities.