Turkish opposition demands recount of votes in Istanbul

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Baku, Azerbaijan, April 1

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

The candidate from Turkey's oppositional Republican People's Party for the municipal elections in Istanbul, Mustafa Sarigul demands the recounting of votes, Turkish Milliyet newspaper reported on April 1.

Sarigul believes that many violations were recorded during the municipal elections in Istanbul.

Protest actions took place in connection with the municipal elections in front of the Central Elections Commission building in Ankara, the Turkish capital on the night of March 31.

The cause of the protest action was the dissatisfaction of the Republican People's Party supporters with the winning of the ruling party member in the elections.

The municipal elections were held in Turkey on March 30. The Justice and Development Party won in the elections, gaining 45.6 percent of the votes.

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 participated in the municipal elections.

Translated by L.Z.

Edited by C.N.

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