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Tuesday, 07 May 2019 - 7:58
Turkey to rerun vote in Istanbul following opposition win
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Turkey's electoral body has ordered that Istanbul's local elections be re-held after a shock opposition victory in March.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party questioned the slim win by the opposition CHP, claiming there were "irregularities and corruption".

The vote in Turkey's largest city will be held on 23rd June.

An AKP representative on the electoral board, Recep Ozel, said the rerun was because some electoral officials were not civil servants and some result papers had not been signed.

But opposition CHP deputy chair Adiguzel tweeted that the decision was "plain dictatorship".
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