May 7, 2019 / 10:02 AM / 2 months ago

Turkey's main opposition will not boycott Istanbul election re-run - NTV

Ekrem Imamoglu of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), who was elected mayor after the March 31 elections, addresses his supporters after the High Election Board (YSK) decided to re-run the mayoral election, in Istanbul, Turkey, May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s main opposition party CHP will not boycott a re-run of Istanbul local election that will be held on June 23, the party assembly decided on Tuesday, broadcaster NTV reported.

The CHP candidate for the city, ousted Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, had won majority of the votes with a narrow margin in March and received mandate to lead the city since last month.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ali Kucukgocmen; Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun

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