Turkish election authorities on Wednesday confirmed Opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu was decleared winner by the Turkish election authorities, he defeated AKP’s candidate, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a recount of last month’s disputed Istanbul election.
There was all round cheers and celebration ,his supporters greeted Imamoglu outside the Istanbul town hall after he received his mandate certificate, though electoral authorities must still rule on an AKP appeal for a rerun over alleged irregularities in its narrow Istanbul defeat.
“This is a new dawn for Istanbul,” Imamoglu told the chanting crowds from the roof of a campaign bus. “Istanbul is proud of you.”
He urged Istanbul residents to set grudges aside, promising to be “everybody’s mayor”.