Main opposition CHP decided to participate in re-run

Turkey's main opposition CHP did not consider boycotting the rerun and decided to participate in the elections
Tuesday, 07 May 2019 14:53

Turkey’s main opposition party CHP, after criticizing Turkey's election council's decision to redo Istanbul elections, convened its Party Assembly on May 7 to discuss the decision.

The assembly decided to participate in the municipal elections on June 23 despite the decision is clearly unlawful and targets people's right to vote.

After the meeting, İmamoğlu told reported “A big blow was inflicted on our democracy. We should altogether fix it.”

Turkey's Supreme Election Council has decided to cancel the March 31 elections for Istanbul and re-run the municipal election on June 23. The council also order to cancel the official mandate of Ekrem İmamoğlu.