The Latest Erdogan party looks set to lose Turkeys capital

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The election campaigns before the vote were highly polarizing with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials using hostile rhetoric toward opposition candidates. Election campaigns in Turkey have been highly polarized with officials using hostile rhetoric toward opposition candidates. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cast his vote in Istanbul for key municipal elections that will test his popularity amid a sharp economic downturn. Erdogan named former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to run against opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu in the Istanbul mayors race. Erdogans AK Party run Anadolu Agency reported. Early results showed the opposition taking control of Mediterranean coastal cities from Erdogans alliance and making inroads in the capital Ankara and surrounding areas. In Istanbul Erdogans ally and former prime minister Binali Yildirim was leading with just under 50 percent of the votes. the closest competitor democratic republican peoples party. Quite surprisingly the opposition party maintains a narrow lead in Ankara

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