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Turkey: Hundreds rally in show of support for Istanbul's new mayor02:34

Turkey: Hundreds rally in show of support for Istanbul's new mayor

Turkey, Maltepe, Istanbul
April 21, 2019 at 16:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of people rallied in Maltepe to celebrate the beginning of Ekrem Imamoglu's term as Mayor of Istanbul on Sunday.

Imamoglu ran for the Republican People's Party (CHP) and narrowly won over the 16 million residents in the city to defeat Binali Yildirim, who was the candidate for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party (AKP).

Despite demands from the AKP to cancel the election results, the new mayor was handed his mandate by electoral authorities last Wednesday and is set to govern the city for the next five years.

Turkey: Hundreds rally in show of support for Istanbul's new mayor02:34
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Hundreds of people rallied in Maltepe to celebrate the beginning of Ekrem Imamoglu's term as Mayor of Istanbul on Sunday.

Imamoglu ran for the Republican People's Party (CHP) and narrowly won over the 16 million residents in the city to defeat Binali Yildirim, who was the candidate for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party (AKP).

Despite demands from the AKP to cancel the election results, the new mayor was handed his mandate by electoral authorities last Wednesday and is set to govern the city for the next five years.