"Elections are backbone of democracies. According to the result as of now, my competitor Ekrem Imamoglu is leading the race," AK Party's Binali Yildirim says.
From being a founding member of the governing AK Party to serving as the country's prime minister for two years, Yildirim has played a vital role in Turkey's progress.
People's Alliance candidate Binali Yildirim and National Alliance candidate Ekrem Imamoglu faced off in the first political debate in almost two decades ahead of the June 23 mayoral election rerun called by Turkey's Supreme Election Council (YSK).
Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council (YSK) will continue to examine appeals from the governing Justice and Development Party on election irregularities after awarding the certificate of mayorship to Imamoglu, the Republican People's Party candidate.
Speaking to reporters, Sadi Guven, head of the Supreme Election Council (YSK), said that since the judicial process is continuing, he will not release any information on petitions, demands, and objections being currently considered.
AK Party will appeal to the country's Supreme Election Council for a full recount of votes in all 38 districts of Istanbul.
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