Decisive Victory in Blow to President Erdogan
In a re-run election, the opposition party in Turkey Republican People’s Party has won the votes by 54% with nearly all ballots counted. Reacting to the win, the candidate of the opposition party, Ekrem Imamoglu hailed the new beginning and cited that he was willing to work with President Erdogan in serving the city of Istanbul. Meanwhile the defeat has been described as one that has to deal with one of the biggest blows to President Erdogan during his 16 years in power. It would be recalled that in March Imamoglu won the election in Istanbul by a slim margin of just 24,000 votes, but was overthrown by the governor of Istanbul just 18 days after assuming the office.