CHP vows to apply for cancellation of polls in Kağıthane
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
CHP Istanbul provincial head Oğuz Kaan Salıcı says the election must be repeated in Kağıthane if fraud is determined.The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) said they will apply for a cancellation of the local elections’ results in Istanbul’s Kağıthane district, claiming the results were changed through fraud.
“The Kağıthane District election board accepts that there have been alterations in all election reports and the election results were altered by making changes in the numbers in these reports,” said the CHP Istanbul provincial head Oğuz Kaan Salıcı in a press statement Apr. 3
Salıcı said the Kağıthane district election board decided to file a complaint against the alterations in the election results of the 36 ballots in the district.
“If there has been fraud – which was acknowledged by the district election board’s decision – this election must be cancelled. We will take the necessary steps in applications for the cancellation of this election,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Istanbul Provincial Election Board released unofficial elections results for the city Apr. 3.
The ruling Justice and development Party (AKP) candidate Kadir Topbaş received 4,180,339 votes, while his rival Mustafa Sarıgül from the CHP took 3,494,174 votes. The People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Sırrı Süreyya Önder came third with 420,518 votes in Istanbul. The Nationalist Movement’s Party (MHP) candidate for Istanbul municipal post Rasim Acar took 349,116 votes in the March 30 local elections.
The total number of invalid votes in Istanbul was 395,083.
A total of 9,116,043 people voted in Istanbul, where the total number of electorates is 10,197,168.