Municipal elections

April 17, 2019 - 10:29 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that the opposition's candidate has won the mayoral election in Istanbul, ending nearly three weeks of recounts. Turkey's top electoral body however, has yet to consider a ruling party request for the vote in Istanbul to be invalidated. Republican...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks to members of the media regarding the local elections, in Istanbul, Monday, April 8, 2019, prior to his departure for Russia. Erdogan has defended his ruling party's move to demand a full recount of votes cast in mayoral elections in Istanbul, claiming that "almost all" of the voting was marred by irregularities. Erdogan suffered a major setback in last week's local elections after the opposition took control of the capital Ankara and won a tight race for Istanbul. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
April 08, 2019 - 6:12 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday defended his party's plans to demand a full recount of votes cast in mayoral elections in Istanbul, claiming that "almost all" of the voting was marred by irregularities. Erdogan suffered a major setback in last week's local...
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In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 photo, a woman, backdropped by the Suleymaniye mosque, buys simit, a pretzel-like snack, in Istanbul. The mood among opposition supporters in Turkey's biggest city is one of jubilation but also worry - fear that their win in Istanbul's mayoral race could be overturned in a recount taking place after the ruling party challenged the election results. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
April 07, 2019 - 9:32 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's ruling party says it will appeal to the country's top election authority, demanding a full recount of votes cast in Istanbul in the March 31 mayoral election. Ali Ihsan Yavuz, deputy chairman of the ruling AKP party, spoke Sunday as a recount of votes that were...
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Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot smiles during a press conference at the Rainbow PUSH organization, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)
April 03, 2019 - 5:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Lori Lightfoot's victory in the Chicago mayor's race signaled hope among voters that the nation's third-largest city may someday move beyond long-entrenched divides, racial and otherwise, that have left large parts of the metropolis feeling ignored by people in power. Lightfoot...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, the main Turkish opposition Republican People's Party, CHP, candidate for Istanbul, right, CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, center, and the new Ankara Mayor from CHP, Mansur Yavas, salute supporters, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party is appealing the results of the local elections in Istanbul, where the opposition has a razor-thin lead.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
April 03, 2019 - 12:32 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An opposition mayoral candidate in Istanbul urged Turkey's election council Wednesday to confirm him as the winner and asked President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to "cooperate" to stop the election results from "dragging" Turkey into instability. In a major setback for Erdogan, his...
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In this March 30, 2019, photo, a campaign sign for the late mayor of Edmond, Oklahoma, Charles Lamb reminds residents of the Oklahoma City suburb that the deceased mayor is still on the ballot. Lamb died Dec. 11, 2018, but after the city's deadline to remove names from the ballot. He advanced from a primary in February and will face former Mayor Dan O'Neil on Tuesday, April 2 in a general election. (AP Photo/Ken Miller)
April 03, 2019 - 12:40 am
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A former mayor of the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond on Tuesday defeated a candidate who died in December but who still advanced to the general election following a Facebook campaign supporting him. Former Mayor Dan O'Neil defeated the late Mayor Charles Lamb, according to...
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In this March 24, 2019 photo, Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot, right, participates in a candidate forum in Chicago. Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, left, are competing to make history by becoming the city's first black, female mayor. On issues their positions are similar. But their resumes are not, and that may make all the difference when voters pick a new mayor on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
April 02, 2019 - 10:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A former federal prosecutor who has never held elected office was vying for Chicago mayor on Tuesday against a powerful official whose political career spans decades, providing voters a clear contrast in a historic runoff already assured of elevating a black woman to lead the nation'...
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Backdropped by the Suleymaniye mosque, people sit by the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Monday, April 1, 2019, a day after the local elections. Turkey's opposition dealt Erdogan a symbolic blow by gaining ground in key cities in the country's local elections. The opposition won the capital, Ankara, a ruling party stronghold for decades, and was leading a tight race for mayor in Istanbul, according to unofficial figures Monday. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
April 01, 2019 - 1:12 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's opposition looked poised to win control of the country's two biggest cities Monday as it dealt President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's conservative party one of its most serious electoral setbacks in years. The opposition won Ankara, a ruling party stronghold for decades, and was...
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Andrew Dawson, heading the Council of Europe's election observation mission, speaks to the media in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, April 1, 2019, a day after local elections in Turkey. Dawson said Monday that they were "not fully convinced that Turkey currently has the free and fair electoral environment which is necessary for genuinely democratic elections in line with European values and principles." (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
April 01, 2019 - 10:27 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's local elections (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The Council of Europe's election observation mission to Turkey's local elections said it was "not fully convinced" that Turkey had a "free and fair electoral environment." Andrew Dawson, who was heading the mission...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, leaves the polling booth during local elections, in Istanbul, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Mayoral elections are underway in 30 large cities in Turkey along with other municipal races Sunday that are seen as a barometer of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's popularity amid a sharp economic downturn in the nation straddling Europe and Asia. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
March 31, 2019 - 9:02 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party led Sunday's mayoral elections but suffered setbacks as the opposition regained hold of the capital Ankara and made significant inroads in other parts of Turkey. The elections, which the Turkish strongman had depicted as a fight...
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