CHP’s Imamoglu leads in Istanbul do-over election

Ruling AK Party’s candidate Binali Yildirim congratulates Ekrem Imamoglu on election lead

Ruling party’s Istanbul mayoral candidate Binali Yildirim on Sunday congratulated his rival Ekrem Imamoglu as preliminary results showed latter’s lead in the do-over election.

“My rival Ekrem Imamoglu is currently leading,” Yildirim, the candidate for Justice and Development (AK) party, said after the preliminary unofficial result was issued by the Supreme Election Council.

“We will try to support him in every work he will do on behalf of Istanbulites,” he added.

According to the first preliminary result, the opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) Imamoglu is leading with 53.86%, followed by AK Party’s Yildirim with 45.23% votes.

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