Ekrem İmamoğlu becomes new Istanbul mayor
Following a number of recounts from Turkey’s local elections last month, the Istanbul mayoral candidate from the main opposition party on Wednesday received his certificate of election from electoral authorities.
SUPREME ELECTION COUNCIL GAVE THE CERTIFICATE
Ekrem İmamoğlu of the Republican People's Party (CHP) was awarded the certificate of the election at Caglayan Courthouse, where the Istanbul Election Council is located, to become mayor of Istanbul.
The certificate followed recounts in districts of the metropolis -- where some 15 million people live -- such as Maltepe, Büyükçekmece and Fatih. The regional election council that awarded Imamoglu’s certificate is part of the supreme council.
Millions of Turkish voters cast their votes nationwide on March 31 in local elections to choose the nation's mayors, city council members, mukhtars (neighborhood officials), and members of elder councils for the next five years.