Turkey's AK Party renews stronghold on major cities

The latest vote count in the 2014 Turkish local elections as counting nears end.

Turkey's AK Party renews stronghold on major cities

World Bulletin / News Desk

While Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party enjoyed victories in much of Turkey including the capital Ankara and the hotly contended city of Istanbul, the main opposition party CHP held on to their stronghold on the western coastal regions, with a clear win in Izmir. Meanwhile, pro-Kurdish BDP noted victories in the mainly Kurdish south-eastern regions including the city of Diyarbakir. The Turkish right-wing MHP also saw success in the southern coastal provinces of Mersin, Adana and Osmaniye.

TRUSTWORTHY ELECTIONS

Turkey's elections authority said on Sunday the election results of local elections across the country results would be problem-free.

"Results published by political parties may be different than those broadcast on television," Sadi Guven, head of the electoral authority YSK said late Sunday. "We have yet to announce the official results. I do not think that there will be a problem with the polls results," he added.

LATEST RESULTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Unofficial results from Sunday's local elections in Turkey, as of 09:05 (06:05 GMT, March 31). 

 
NATIONWIDE DISTRIBUTION OF VOTES* (%)
 
 
AK PARTY 45.56%
CHP27.91% 
MHP15.17%
BDP3.74%
OTHERS7.73%
 
   

AK PARTY CELEBRATES ISTANBUL VICTORY

Istanbul's incumbent mayor, Kadir Topbas, won a third term with 48 percent of the vote.

AK Party member Topbas beat CHP rival Mustafa Sarigul into second place; Sarigul won 39.5 percent, according to unofficial results.

Topbas was elected mayor of Turkey's largest city in 2009 with over three million votes. Topbas also served one term as mayor of Istanbul's Beyoglu district in 1999.

As Turkey's most populated city which is believed to host one in five people in the country, Istanbul is considered to be the most important seat as it is a melting pot of communities from every city across the nation.

LATEST RESULTS IN MAJOR CITIES

PROVINCE1st PARTY %2nd PARTY %   

Share of opened ballot boxes %

    
AdanaMHP 33.49%AK Party 31.87%98.63%
AnkaraAK Party 44.74%CHP 43.81%99.65%
AntalyaAK Party 36.38%CHP 34.79%89.34%
BursaAK Party 49.43%CHP 28.67%98.37%
DiyarbakirBDP 54.72%AK Party 35.01%96.57%
ErzurumAK Party 58.87%MHP 29.35%94.37%
EskisehirCHP 45.26%AK Party 39.02%99.06%
HatayAK Party 41.02%CHP 40.46%95.04%
IstanbulAK Party 47.96%CHP 39.96%99.18%
IzmirCHP 49.50%AK Party 35.93%98.31%
KayseriAK Party 58.99%MHP 26.88%94.83%
KonyaAK Party 64.38%MHP 18.35%98.81%
TrabzonAK Party 59.30%CHP 25.01%97.30%
Van

BDP 51.74%

AK Party 42.08%85.95%
 

AK PARTY: JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT PARTY 

CHP: REPUBLICAN PEOPLE'S PARTY 

MHP: NATIONALIST MOVEMENT PARTY 

BDP: PEACE AND DEMOCRACY PARTY

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