Parties place objections to election results
Both the ruling and opposition parties have contested the local election results in several cities and towns across the country.
Opposition İYİ Party appealed against the results in Balıkesir, where ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) candidate Yücel Yılmaz narrowly won the election.
The party placed complaints over the results in 20 districts in the province.
İYİ also asked a local election authority to resolve a dispute over as many as 3,800 ballots cast in the March 31 local polls which it said was enough to change the outcome of the voting in the western province of Uşak. According to the unofficial results, AKP candidate Mehmet Çakın was elected mayor of Uşak.
The AKP, for its side, contested results in 19 districts in the Mediterranean province of Antalya, where main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate Muhitten Böcek won the race with a more than 4 percent difference.
Both the CHP and AKP appealed against results in two districts in the northwestern province of Yalova.
The AKP, the CHP and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) contested the results in several districts in the southern province of Adana.
The MHP legally challenged the poll results in the eastern province of Iğdır.
According to the unofficial results, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) candidate Yaşar Akkuş was elected mayor of Iğdır, bagging 50.07 percent of the total votes, with Tezel getting 46.70 percent.