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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.

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by Bernard (bernard) on Tue May 7th, 2019 at 09:26:21 AM EST
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