Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

DOGE0.070.84%SOL19.370.72%USDC1.000.01%BNB287.900.44%AVAX15.990.06%XLM0.080.37%
USDT1.000%XRP0.392.6%BCH121.000.75%DOT5.710.16%ADA0.320.37%LTC85.290.38%
THE BIZNOB – Global Business & Financial News – A Business Journal – Focus On Business Leaders, Technology – Enterpeneurship – Finance – Economy – Politics & LifestyleTHE BIZNOB – Global Business & Financial News – A Business Journal – Focus On Business Leaders, Technology – Enterpeneurship – Finance – Economy – Politics & Lifestyle

Politics

Politics

Turkey’s Local Election Unveiled: Erdogan and Imamoglu’s Rivalry Examined

Turkey's Local Election Unveiled: Erdogan and Imamoglu's Rivalry
Turkey's Erdogan Nominates Ex-Minister to Re-Take Istanbul from Opposition | Turkey's Erdogan Nominates Ex-Minister to Re-Take Istanbul from Opposition |
Turkey's Local Election Unveiled: Erdogan and Imamoglu's Rivalry
Turkey's Erdogan Nominates Ex-Minister to Re-Take Istanbul from Opposition | Turkey's Erdogan Nominates Ex-Minister to Re-Take Istanbul from Opposition |

Listen to the article now

Turkey’s Local Election Unveiled: Erdogan and Imamoglu’s Rivalry Examined

Turkey is gearing up for municipal elections across all 81 provinces on Sunday, March 31, with President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party aiming to reclaim cities lost in the 2019 polls, notably Istanbul and Ankara. Polling stations will open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in eastern provinces and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. elsewhere, with initial results expected by 10 p.m. (1900 GMT) on Sunday.

These elections serve as a crucial gauge of Erdogan’s support and the opposition’s resilience, particularly focusing on Istanbul, where incumbent Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu faces a tight race against the AKP’s Murat Kurum. In the 2019 elections, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) secured victories in Istanbul and Ankara, ending over two decades of AKP rule.

Istanbul holds immense significance due to its massive budget, dwarfing that of all other cities in Turkey, and controlling it grants substantial influence over financing, contracts, and job creation, thereby boosting parties’ national popularity. Erdogan’s political ascent began as mayor of Istanbul in 1994, amplifying the city’s importance in the country’s political landscape.

Imamoglu, hailed as the opposition’s primary challenger to Erdogan, could potentially emerge as a strong presidential contender if he secures a second mayoral term. Conversely, a loss could impede his career and deepen the opposition’s disarray. For Erdogan, reclaiming Istanbul and Ankara would strengthen his bid for constitutional amendments to extend his rule beyond 2028.

The candidates in focus include AKP’s Murat Kurum and CHP’s Ekrem Imamoglu in Istanbul, with Imamoglu enjoying a slight edge in polls. In Ankara, incumbent Mayor Mansur Yavas is comfortably leading against the AKP’s Turgut Altinok. Additionally, voters across the country will cast ballots for their province’s mayor, district mayor, district council, and local administrator.

As Turkey braces for these pivotal elections, the outcomes could shape the nation’s political trajectory and Erdogan’s future ambitions. With economic challenges and political tensions at play, the results will serve as a litmus test for Erdogan’s grip on power and the opposition’s ability to maintain its momentum.


Comment Template

You May Also Like

Breaking News

Antalya Cable Car Crash: One Fatality, Ten Injured, Dozens Stranded in Turkey Accident A tragic incident unfolded in southern Turkey as a cable car...

Economy

Turkish Local Elections Upset: Opposition Achieves Historic Victory Over Erdogan Turkey’s main opposition party has claimed significant victories in the key cities of Istanbul...

Politics

Prabowo’s Legal Defense: No Interference in Indonesian Elections, Court Informed In Jakarta on Thursday, the legal team representing Indonesian president-elect Prabowo Subianto argued before...

Politics

Turkey Local Elections: Opposition Plans to Counter Erdogan’s Influence In the lead-up to Sunday’s local polls in Turkey, the opposition is gearing up to...

Notice: The Biznob uses cookies to provide necessary website functionality, improve your experience and analyze our traffic. By using our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy.

Ok