Turkish municipal election results may be cancelled in seven cities

Politics Materials 2 April 2014 16:45 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, April 2

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

The results of Turkish municipal elections may be cancelled in cities of Istanbul, Ankara, Adana, Izmir, Sanliurfa, Van and Kutahya, Turkish Milliyet newspaper said Wednesday, April 2.

This is due to the fact that Turkish opposition and ruling party demanded to re-count the votes in these cities, according to the newspaper.

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) won in the municipal elections in Istanbul, Ankara, Sanliurfa and Kutahya.

The oppositional National Action Party (MHP) won in Adana, while the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party was victorious in Van, and the Republican People's Party (CHP) won in Izmir.

The municipal elections were held in Turkey on Sunday, March 30. The country's ruling Justice and Development Party was victorious in these elections gaining 45.6 percent of the votes.

The number of registered voters in Turkey is 52,695,831 people. Of them, some 26,704,757 people are women and 25,991,075 people are men.

Some 26 political parties participated in these municipal elections.

Translated by E.A.
Edited by S.I.