VideoThe road back to Wuhan, A wristband that tells your boss if you are unhappy, 'We still need the Americans for security', How a simple breathing trick can change your life. [67][68] In other districts violence between AKP party and opposition broke out[69] during the day of the elections and in the following week.[70]. But now an opposition long seen as hopelessly divided has got a new lease of life. [31] On 27 October, Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek resigned after weeks of unsuccessful negotiations with Erdoğan to retain his office. Selcan Hacaoglu, March 26, 2019, 3:05 AM EDT Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a campaign rally in Istanbul on March 24. The 2019 local elections were the last scheduled elections to be held in Turkey until 23 June 2023. [10][11] İmamoğlu was sworn in as mayor, though a new election was held on 23 June. [33] Making an emotional resignation statement, Uğur stated that his resignation was forced and that his family had received threats in the event he continued to resist. News Turkey elections: Opposition claims victory in Ankara, pulls ahead in Istanbul. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP on Tuesday appealed against results in Istanbul and Ankara following a weekend election after tallies showed the ruling party lost both key cities. Board head says some votes are being recounted as candidates of both ruling AK Party and opposition CHP claim victory. When Turkey’s opposition won some of the biggest municipalities in local elections on March 31, many analysts proclaimed the triumph of Turkish democracy.. This doctor saw Covid hospital empty after fake death text, Five ways to sharpen your critical thinking, The road back to Wuhan. Several DBP district party executives were also suspended from office on terrorism charges. During the election campaign, the two parties were joined by the Great Union Party (BBP) and stated that the alliance would last until the next general elections 2023. General elections were held throughout Turkey on 24 June 2018. [32], A number of mayors switched parties between 2014 and 2019. 2:31. Turkey used single house system before adopting the constitution of 1961.By the constitution of 1961 Turkey adopted two house system where the upper house was named as the senate of the Republic.But by the constitution of 1982, the upper house was abolished. Turkey Elections 2018: All the latest updates. Despite initial mixed signals, MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli announced in September 2018 that he intended to support AKP candidates in key races and continue the alliance into the local election. [60][61][62][63][64], During some rallies President Erdoğan repeatedly showed video taken by the Christchurch mosque shooter to his supporters at campaign rallies for upcoming[update] elections and said Australians and New Zealanders who came to Turkey with anti-Muslim sentiments "would be sent back in coffins like their grandfathers were" during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I. The parties are Communist Party of Kurdistan, the Freedom Movement, the Revolutionary Eastern Culture Associations, the Human and Freedom Party, the Kurdish Democratic Platform and the Kurdistan Democratic Party – Turkey. Mr Erdogan, whose two-month campaign included 100 rallies, said the poll was about the "survival" of Turkey and his party. ", "AKP'nin 'kayyum belediyeciliği' çıkışı sonrası HDP ne yapacak? More than 57 million people in the country were registered to vote for mayors and councillors. Turkey holds local elections every five years in the final Sunday of March. In the 2014 local elections, the DBP contested areas with a significant Kurdish population while the HDP ran in provinces where Kurdish populations were minimal. However, both the CHP and the İYİ Party collectively managed to outperform expectations, securing 'shock' victories in Turkey's major metropolitan areas. The members of the Nation Alliance were initially beset with issues concerning candidate selection and inner-party divisions, stemming from their general election loss in June 2018. Provinces in bold denote metropolitan municipalities. The AKP alleges irregularities, and is challenging the results in every Istanbul district. Speculation continued after the 2018 general election as to whether the People's Alliance would remain for the local elections. Turkey election board: Erdogan's AK Party behind in Istanbul race. According to 2018 figures, the number of muhtars due to be elected is 50,229.[20]. But the candidacy document of Mr. Burhanettin Kocamaz, our candidate for Mersin Metropolitan Municipality, was not accepted by the election board on grounds that it was submitted after 5 p.m." said İYİ Party in a written statement on 19 February. Citing unofficial results, president gives victory speech and says AK Party-led alliance has won parliamentary vote. Results … The elections were the first test of support following widespread antigovernmental protests in Summer 2013 and a corruption scandal in December 2013. AK Party’s representative on Turkey's election board said that the party's appeal to cancel the election results in an Istanbul district – on grounds of "organised irregularities" – … [34], On 18 September 2018, the AKP Mayor of Ordu Enver Yılmaz announced his resignation. The 2019 local elections were the second to be held following the 2013 Turkish local government reorganisation, which merged several municipalities and substantially reduced the number of councillors and mayors elected. This result was made public after a blackout, by which point the CHP candidate was up by more than 24,000 votes. What’s the real story? Main article: June 2015 Turkish general election. This was the case in the 2014 Turkish local elections where severe cases were reported in Ankara (where the 2014 mayoral vote remains disputed to this day), Yalova (where the election had to be repeated) and other important provinces such as Istanbul, Eskişehir and Antalya. Following the publication of voter lists, many opposition politicians alleged that voters had been deliberately switched from one district to a neighbouring district as a means of tipping the result to favour a certain candidate.