Local elections

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his ruling party MPs, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, two days after Ekrem Imamoglu, the candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, won the election for mayor of Istanbul. Erdogan addressed his AK Party's weekly meeting, the first time he speaks since the Istanbul mayoral election Sunday, which was a big setback for him and his party. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
June 25, 2019 - 7:38 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In his first public appearance since a crushing defeat in a rerun election for mayor of Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed to draw lessons and make adjustments in line with "the messages given by the people." Addressing legislators from his...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2019 file photo, Albanian President Ilir Meta speaks during a news conference in Tirana, Albania. Meta condemned a decision by electoral authorities in favor of holding municipal elections this weekend, saying on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, that the ruling Socialists should hold talks and not carry out an “imaginary” voting process. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina, File)
June 25, 2019 - 5:47 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's president on Tuesday condemned a decision by electoral authorities in favor of holding municipal elections this weekend, calling on the ruling Socialists to hold talks and not carry out an "imaginary" voting process. President Ilir Meta said that full membership...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan casts his ballot at a polling station in Istanbul, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Polls have opened in a repeat election in Turkey's largest city where Erdogan and his political allies could lose control of Istanbul's administration for the first time in 25 years. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
June 24, 2019 - 10:12 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hasn't lost many elections since the conservative party he co-founded took control of the government in 2002. But the party's rare defeat in Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, was a political and personal setback for the country's leader...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, candidate of Turkey's secular opposition Republican People's Party, makes a statement after his election victory, in Istanbul, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated Imamoglu who won a repeat mayoral election in Istanbul and defeated Erdogan's candidate for the second time. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
June 23, 2019 - 9:01 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's repeated mayoral election in Istanbul (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Tens of thousands of people attended an election night celebration after a repeated vote in Istanbul made an opposition candidate mayor-elect of Turkey's largest city. Ekrem Imamoglu spoke...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, the candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, CHP, waves to supporters at a rally in Istanbul, late Sunday, June 23, 2019. The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke the long hold President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party had leading Turkey's largest city. (Onur Gunay/Imamoglu Media team via AP)
June 23, 2019 - 5:26 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke the long hold President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party had on leading Turkey's largest city. "Thank you, Istanbul,"...
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In this Wednesday, June 19, 2019 photo, Ekrem Imamoglu, candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, or CHP, waves to supporters as he speaks at a rally in Istanbul, ahead of the June 23 re-run of Istanbul elections. Voters in Istanbul return to the polls on Sunday for a rerun of the election for the mayor of the city. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
June 22, 2019 - 4:33 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Istanbul mayoral candidates have led their final campaign rallies heading into Sunday's repeat election. The city election held March 31 saw opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu narrowly defeat former Prime Minister Benali Yildirim, the candidate of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 21, 2019 file photo, Ekrem Imamoglu, candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, or CHP, waves to supporters during a rally in Istanbul, ahead of the June 23 re-run of Istanbul elections.Voters in Istanbul return to the polls on Sunday for a rerun of the election for the mayor of the city. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
June 22, 2019 - 11:15 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Voters in Istanbul return to the polls Sunday for a rerun of the Turkish city's mayoral election. Turkey's top election authority voided the first vote, which an opposition candidate narrowly won. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party challenged the March 31 vote, alleging...
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FILE-In this Friday, June 21, 2019 file photo, supporters of Binali Yildirim, mayoral candidate for Istanbul from Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP, attend a rally in Istanbul, ahead of June 23 re-run of mayoral elections. Voters in Istanbul return to the polls Sunday for a rerun of an election for mayor of the city. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
June 22, 2019 - 4:53 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A look at the two main candidates running for mayor of Istanbul in Sunday's repeat election. The re-run follows an election board decision to annul the results of the March 31 local elections in the country's largest city, which the opposition won by a narrow margin. The board ruled...
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June 19, 2019 - 12:56 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Voters on Tuesday chose Quinton Lucas over fellow City Council member Jolie Justus in a mayoral runoff, according to unofficial...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, or CHP, ahead of June 23 re-run of Istanbul elections, talks to The Associated Press, in Istanbul, Monday, June 17, 2019. The 49-year-old candidate won the March 31 local elections with a slim majority, but after weeks of recounting requested by the ruling party, Turkey's electoral authority annulled the result of the vote, revoked Imamoglu's mandate and ordered the new election. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
June 17, 2019 - 9:28 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul said Monday he believes "the injustice" caused by the cancellation of his electoral win in March will galvanize voters in his favor in Sunday's rerun election. In an interview with The Associated Press, Ekrem Imamoglu also said a second...
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