New Istanbul Mayor to be Voted by Municipal Council

Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbaş has resigned on September 22, starting the process of a new vote on the municipal chair.

Upon Justice & Development Party (AKP)’s Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbaş has resigned, municipal council will need to vote on a new mayor. On September 28, Thursday the municipal council will cast their votes on parties’ candidates.

Republican People’s Party (CHP) has nominated Ekrem İmamoğlu, currently the mayor of Istanbul’s Beylikdüzü district. İmamoğlu’s first promise for election has been to establish a governance respectful of Istanbul’s air & sea.

 

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