June 23, 2019 / 6:33 PM / a month ago

Turkey's Erdogan congratulates opposition candidate for Istanbul win

FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks next to his wife Emine after casting their ballots at a polling station in Istanbul, Turkey, June 23, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan congratulated opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu on Sunday for winning Istanbul’s re-run mayoral election according to unofficial results.

The High Electoral Board is yet to announce the formal results but Imamoglu is set for a comfortable victory over his rival Binali Yildirim, from the ruling AKP, with 54 percent of votes after more than 99 percent of the ballot boxes opened.

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Dominic Evans

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