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Turkey's election board orders rerun of Istanbul mayoral vote
Turkey's top election board announced on Monday that the vote for the mayor of Istanbul, the country's largest city and economic hub, will be redone.

The new vote will be held on June 23, the board said in a statement, adding the March 31 election was cancelled because of "situations which affected the result and honesty" of the polls.

Some ballot box committees were formed illegally by district election board members who will face criminal complaints, the High Election Board said.

It also voted to cancel the mandate of Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP).

Imamoglu was declared the mayor of the metropolis on April 17, pending the AK Party's last objection to the close results.


Al Jazeera, funded by the government of Qatar, etc...
by Bernard on Tue May 7th, 2019 at 09:26:21 AM EST
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Der Postillon, not funded by anybody.
Das kann in jeder Demokratie mal passieren: Nach dem falschen Ergebnis im ersten Wahlgang muss die Bürgermeisterwahl in Istanbul erneut von der Regierung manipuliert werden - diesmal aber so, dass ein für Staatspräsident Erdogan zufriedenstellendes Wahlergebnis zustande kommt.

"Die Hohe Wahlkommission hat entschieden", so Kommissionspräsident Sadi Güven. "Die erste Wahl war ganz klar nicht demokratisch korrekt manipuliert, sonst wäre doch nicht so ein doofes Ergebnis herausgekommen, bei dem die AKP 25.000 Stimmen zu wenig hat".

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue May 7th, 2019 at 02:06:02 PM EST
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I look forward to this happening in the USA should, against all odds, Trump manage to lose the 2020 election.
by Zwackus on Wed May 8th, 2019 at 07:39:21 AM EST
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I think Honduras provides a better model for how Trump will handle it.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed May 8th, 2019 at 07:57:16 AM EST
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The only thing I speculate about is how long after the 2021 inauguration before the Rethuglican Party pulls a 30 June 1934 redux.
by rifek on Thu May 9th, 2019 at 01:01:23 PM EST
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