MHP’s election complaint upheld in Black Sea province
AA PhotoTurkish authorities have accepted a key appeal filed by an opposition party in the Black Sea province of Kastamonu regarding the initial results of the March 30 local elections.
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) had filed an official complaint after it lost the municipal elections in Kastamonu with a mere 245 votes to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), arguing there were wrongdoings in the registration of votes in 130 ballot boxes. The MHP had also claimed 320 people were allowed to vote in Kastamonu although they were legally ineligible to do so.
After the Provincial Election Council refused the MHP’s complaint, the party applied to the Supreme Election Council (YSK). The YSK upheld the appeal and instructed the Provincial Election Council to investigate the claims again. The official results will not be released before the investigation is completed.