Baku, Azerbaijan, March 31
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday congratulated the citizens of Turkey with the victory of the ruling Justice and Development Party in municipal elections in Turkey, Anadolu Agency reported.
Erdogan thanked voters for the victory of his party in the elections.
According to him, today is the day of victory of whole 77 millionth Turkey.
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).