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Baku, Azerbaijan, March 30
Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is leading in the municipal elections with 46.69 percent of the votes, according to the Anadolu Agency.
Republican People's Party (CHP) holds the second place in the elections with 28.38 percent of the votes. Representatives of the National Action Party have 14.41 percent of the votes.
At this moment 70.1 percent of the votes counted.
The municipal elections began in Turkey on March 30. The voting began at 07:00 and continued until 16:00 local time in the following districts: Adiyaman, Agri, Artvin, Bingol, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Erzincan, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Giresun, Gumushane, Hakkari, Kars, Malatya, Kahramanmaras, Mardin, Mus, Ordu, Rize, Siirt, Sivas, Trabzon, Tunceli, Sanlıurfa, Van, Bayburt, Batman, Sırnak, Ardahan, Igdır and Kilis.
In all other districts the elections were held between 08:00 and 17:00 local time.
The number of registered voters in Turkey is 52,695,831 people. Out of them, some 26,704,757 people are women and 25,991,750 people are men. Some 194,310 ballot boxes were installed throughout the country.
Some 26 political parties participate in the municipal elections.
Despite the fact that 26 political parties participate in the municipal elections, it is expected that the main struggle will be between the representatives of the Turkish Republican People's Party (CHP) and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Translated by E.A.
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