ISTANBUL — Istanbul-Armenian MP Garo Paylan representing the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) took to Facebook to praise the main opposition’s victory in the Istanbul mayoral election re-run.

With nearly all ballots counted, main opposition party candidate Ekrem Imamoglu had a lead of 775,000 votes, a huge increase on the margin of 13,000 he achieved in the earlier election.

That victory in March was annulled after Erdogan’s ruling AKP party alleged irregularities.

“The autocracy of one person no longer exists. Let’s dance together tonight and start working from tomorrow to build democracy together,” he wrote.

According to the lawmaker, the pro-HDP voters headed to the polls with a greater determination, adding the most important outcome of the Istanbul election is that the foundations of one person’s authority has been undermined in the country.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

Murat Çelikkan and Mwatana Organization for Human Rights Receive 2018 International Hrant Dink Award

Turkish Journalist Murat Çelikkan and the Yemeni organization, Mwatana for Human Rights,…

Where Education Is Valued, Education Flourishes

In a town whose students overwhelmingly go on to pursue a higher…

“Armenian American Orphans Christmas Fund” Annual Telethon: A Heartfelt Message

The true beauty and power of any philanthropic act or charitable giving…

Taner Akçam: These Findings Have the Potential to End a Century of Turkish Denialism

Interview with Turkish historian and sociologist Taner Akçam by Aravot.am columnist Ami…