Apr 07 2019

Imamoğlu still leads mayoral race in Istanbul as recounting continues

Turkey's main opposition party lawmaker said their candidate Ekrem Imamoğlu leads the mayoral race, as the recount leaves the March 31 local election result in Istanbul at limbo, Turkish news website Diken reported on Sunday. 

The gap between the ruling party mayoral candidate for Istanbul, Binali Yıldırım, and the opposition candidate Imamoğlu has dropped to 17,204 as of early Sunday while 70 percent of the recount of votes in districts of Istanbul is completed, Republican People's Party (CHP) lawmaker Barış Yarkadaş on early Sunday said on Twitter.