Baku, Azerbaijan, March 31
The electoral bureau of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party was attacked in the country's city of Mush, Turkish TRT Haber TV channel reported on March 31.
After the candidate of the Justice and Development Party, Fayat Asyan won in the city of Mush, a group of those supporting the Peace and Democracy Party threw stones at the Justice and Development Party's electoral bureau. Therefore, the police had to escort the employees out of the bureau. The protestors also smashed the showcases of some shops, broke ATMs and damaged the city hall.
The protesters were dispersed with water cannons.
The municipal elections began in Turkey on March 30 with the participation of 26 political parties.
Chairmen of the municipalities have been determined in 78 provinces of Turkey, according to the latest unofficial data. The candidates from the Ruling Justice and Development Party won in 49 provinces, candidates from the Republican People's Party won in 12 provinces, Peace and Democracy Party candidates won in nine provinces, while candidates from the National Action Party won in seven provinces. Mardin is the only province where an independent candidate won.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by S.M.