Istanbul erupts into celebration after landmark victory for opposition party – video | Global | The Guardian

Istanbul erupts into celebration after landmark victory for opposition party – video

Tens of thousands of people celebrated on the streets of Istanbul as main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate Ekrem Imamoglu claimed a decisive victory in the city’s re-run election. Imamoglu’s win dealt one of the biggest blows to President Tayyip Erdogan during his 16 years in power and promises a new beginning in the country’s largest city. The election was Istanbul’s second in three months after results of an initial March vote were scrapped. Imamoglu, mayoral candidate of the secularist Republican People’s Party (CHP), was leading with 54% of votes versus 45% for Erdogan’s AK Party (AKP) candidate, with more than 99% of ballots opened

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from Turkish Digest http://bit.ly/2IDYGQT
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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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