Turkey: Imamoglou’s victory a “slap” in the face for Erdogan

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Ekrem Imamoglu, the candidate of the Kemalist opposition and winner of the first poll in the municipal elections in Constantinople, won again today’s the re-election vote and he is the new mayor of the city.

With 99.37% of the votes counted, Imamoglu has 54,03%, compared to 45,09% of his opponent and President Erdogan’s candidate Yildirim.

The victory, this time, as opposed to the first election, is clear, with the difference in votes exceeding 700.000.