Voting fraud and irregularities

People walk on Galata Bridge over the Golden Horn in Istanbul, decorated with electoral posters of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party's Istanbul mayoral candidate Binali Yildirim, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Ruling in favor of Erdogan's governing party, Turkey's top electoral body on Monday annulled the results of the March 31 vote in Istanbul which the opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu narrowly won and scheduled a re-run for June 23.Erdogan insisted Tuesday that the repeat of the mayoral race in Istanbul will strengthen democracy and lift the shadow that was cast over the vote.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
May 08, 2019 - 12:25 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's main opposition party on Wednesday appealed to the country's top electoral body to annul local election results in Istanbul's 39 districts, as well as last year's presidential and parliamentary results, after the authority annulled the opposition's victory in Istanbul...
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Supporters of Ekrem Imamoglu, the opposition, Republican People's Party's (CHP) mayoral candidate in Istanbul, react during a rally in Istanbul, late Monday, May 6, 2019. Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's highest electoral body has ruled for a rerun of the Istanbul mayoral election after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party challenged the legitimacy of the vote an opposition candidate narrowly won. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
May 07, 2019 - 7:55 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted Tuesday that rerunning the Istanbul mayoral vote won by the opposition will only strengthen democracy, while critics called the decision an "outrageous" move to eliminate dissent against his government. Ruling in favor of Erdogan...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, the new mayor of Turkey's biggest city, Istanbul, right, and Mansur Yavas, the new mayor of Turkish capital, Ankara, both from the main opposition Republican People's Party, leave Kocatepe Mosque after Friday prayers, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, April 26, 2019. Turkish authorities confirmed last week Imamoglu as the mayor of Istanbul, ending more than two weeks of recounts of the March 31 vote demanded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
May 06, 2019 - 1:13 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's top election authority voided the election victory of an opposition candidate and ordered a rerun of the mayoral election in Istanbul, ruling Monday in favor of the challenge made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party to the legitimacy of the vote it narrowly lost...
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Presidential candidate Laurentino Cortizo, with the Democratic Revolutionary Party, right, and his wife Yazmin celebrate during a meeting with supporters in Panama City, Monday, May 6, 2019. Cortizo, a 66-year-old cattleman, holds on to a narrow lead Sunday night as returns came in from Panama's presidential election, which followed a campaign that focused on corruption and slowing economic growth in this Central America trade and financial hub. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
May 06, 2019 - 12:14 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on Panama (all times local): 11:00 a.m. Panama's Electoral Court has declared opposition candidate Laurentino Cortizo the winner of the country's presidential elections. The court says Cortizo of the Democratic Revolutionary Party won 33%, with 95% of votes counted. It...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, the opposition, Republican People's Party's (CHP) mayoral candidate in Istanbul, talks to members of the media, in Istanbul, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, says it will seek a re-run of last week's mayoral election in Istanbul, citing alleged irregularities. The party suffered a major setback in the elections. Opposition candidates won in Turkey's capital, Ankara, and squeezed out the ruling party in Istanbul. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
April 10, 2019 - 4:27 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says recent election results in Istanbul should be annulled over irregularities that include the alleged unlawful appointment of some officials overseeing the ballot boxes. Speaking to reporters on his return from a trip to Moscow,...
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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 Sunday, March 24, 2019, photo, a Thai officer count ballot after close polling station n Bangkok, Thailand. Thai election authorities have ordered a recount of votes and new elections in some polling areas after finding irregularities in last month’s elections. Thailand’s Election Commission said in a statement Thursday, April 4, that it had ordered a recount in two polling stations and new elections in six polling stations due to the number of voters not matching the number of ballots in the March 24 general elections.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
April 04, 2019 - 5:10 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai election authorities on Thursday ordered a recount of votes and new elections in some polling areas after finding irregularities in last month's general election. The Election Commission said in a statement that it had ordered a recount for two polling stations and new elections...
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Election officials start counting ballots at a polling station during the presidential election in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Ukrainians choose from among 39 candidates for a president they hope can guide the country of more than 42 million out of troubles including endemic corruption, a seemingly intractable conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the country's east and a struggling economy. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
April 01, 2019 - 4:48 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president was holding off a long-time rival in a bid to claim the other spot in a runoff set for later this month, while a comic actor with no political experience was leading strongly in the election, according to results released Monday. With nearly 97% of the...
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Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, reacts as he responds to a journalist question during a press conference, after the presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March. 31, 2019. Exit polls indicated Zelenskiy would get about 30 percent of the vote, far short of the absolute majority needed to win the first round. Most exit polls said incumbent Petro Poroshenko received the second-biggest support, which would put him and Zelenskiy in a runoff on April 21. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
March 31, 2019 - 9:07 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Early results in Ukraine's presidential election showed a comedian with no political experience with a sizable lead over 38 rivals but far from a first-round victory, while the incumbent president and a former prime minister were close contenders to advance to the runoff. The...
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Workers load campaign billboards displayed on roadsides to promote candidates for a general election onto a truck in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The results of Sunday's general election will be formally announced on May 9. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
March 27, 2019 - 6:00 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A group of Thai political parties led by one ousted from power in a military coup said Wednesday that they believed they won enough seats in the recent general election to form the next government. The announcement came amid concerns about potential irregularities in Sunday's vote,...
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