Opposition candidate says still ahead in Istanbul vote after recount in 17 districts

April 5, 2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s main opposition candidate in the Istanbul local elections said on Friday he remained ahead by 18,742 votes after the completion of a recount of invalid votes in 17 of the city’s 39 districts.

Republican People’s Party (CHP) mayoral candidate Ekrem Imamoglu told Turkey’s Fox TV that 119,652 invalid votes had been recounted, with 2,184 votes added in favour of President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party and 785 added for the CHP.

(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Daren Butler)

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