Election board accepts main opposition CHP’s appeal for Maltepe
The Maltepe district election board on April 14 evaluated the objections made by the AKP and MHP and decided to cancel the counting of additional balloting committees brought during the vote count, decreasing the number of balloting committees from 12 to two in the re-count of these votes. This would mean a do-over of the recount at these balloting committees, about 400 polls, for the third time.
The CHP objected to the district election board decision and the YSK assessed its objection on April 15 ruling in favor of the main opposition party’s appeal. Recounting in Maltepe district resumed as of the late afternoon on April 15 and was expected to finalize after the Daily News went press.
Earlier in the day, CHP spokesperson Faik Öztrak said the ruling party “does not want a recount of votes and does not want to leave the control of Istanbul,” which is why it was trying to prolong the process.
Öztrak suggested that the ruling party was trying to keep the country’s agenda busy with the election news and delaying it in order to cover up the deepening economic crisis in Turkey.