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Triumph of Center-Left CHP in Istanbul and Ankara City Parliaments Bodes Well for Mayoral Victories

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Opposition poised to win city parliaments in Istanbul and Ankara

Two days after the surprise victory of the opposition in Turkey’s mayoral elections, there is expected to be another triumph for the center-left CHP party in the city parliaments of Istanbul and Ankara. Preliminary figures indicate that the CHP has replaced the AKP as the strongest force in both representations, as confirmed by a member of the electoral authority.

The CHP had previously won the mayoral positions in both cities in the 2019 local elections but did not secure a majority in the city parliaments. The mayors, Ekrem Imamoğlu in Istanbul and Mansur Yavas in Ankara, had complained about being blocked by the majority of the Islamic conservative AKP. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had referred to them as “lame ducks.”

Imamoğlu faced hindrances in obtaining loans for his projects and delays in construction projects due to the city parliament, while Yavas accused the parliament of impeding the expansion of a sewage treatment plant in Ankara. Both CHP politicians also blamed the central government for politically motivated blockades, citing delays in approval of metro projects and cutting off funds for

By Samantha Jones

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