Liberal Democrats’ first victory in Turkey’s local elections
MUŞA Liberal Democrat Party’s (LDP) candidate has been selected as the mayor of the town Konakkuran in the eastern province of Muş, declaring the first victory ever in the party’s history in Turkey’s local elections.
Bülent Ateş reportedly won the elections by approximately 480 votes, according to the unofficial results, the LDP leader Cem Toker said, adding that they lost the position of mayor in the Malazgirt district by a narrow margin.
“I am very glad that our mayor candidate and council members have been selected,” Toker said, “It makes us feel proud that [citizens] elected us against all of those parties.”
LDP received 35.8 percent of the votes in Muş’s Malazgirt district and 17.3 percent in Ağrı’s Patnos district and won seats in the city councils there.