Opposition urges respect for Istanbul revote decision

Alaturka Politika Haberleri

By Muhammet Emin Avundukluoglu</p> <p>ANKARA (AA) – A Turkish opposition leader on Wednesday called for respecting the Supreme Election Council’s (YSK) decision of a do-over election in Istanbul.</p> <p>Devlet Bahceli, head of Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), was speaking at his party’s parliamentary group meeting in the capital Ankara.</p> <p>Bahceli said his party &quot;surely&quot; respects the decision of the YSK, adding: &quot;We are waiting for everyone to pose the same attitude and same moral consistency.&quot;</p> <p>He said that the YSK registered the irregularity in Istanbul election in the March 31 local elections.</p> <p>&quot;All discussions are over. Everybody should respect YSK's decision, Bahceli added.</p> <p>On Monday, the YSK accepted the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's objection to the local election results in Istanbul with seven votes in favor and four against.</p> <p>It said the decision was taken as some ballot committee members who served during the elections were not civil servants as required by law.</p> <p>The YSK announced that a do-over election in Istanbul will be held on June 23.