Ekrem Imamoglu speaks to the press at the CHP’s Election Coordination Centre in Istanbul on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse
Around 90,000 polling stations across the country opened at 8 a.m., and will close at 5 p.m., reports Efe news. Voters will elect 500 members of the House of Representatives, the lower house, for a four-year term.
Turkey’s main opposition candidate in Sunday’s Istanbul local elections said on Friday he remained ahead by 18,742 votes after a recount of invalid votes in 17 of the city’s 39 districts.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP party on Tuesday said it will seek a re-run of Istanbul’s disputed mayoral election after the ruling party lost and authorities rejected its demand for a full recount.
President Joko Widodo, a furniture businessman who entered politics 14 years ago as a small-city mayor, is seeking re-election against former general Prabowo Subianto, whom he narrowly defeated in the last election, in 2014.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, congratulating him on his party general elections victory.
Among its successful women candidates is Pramila Bisoy, 70, who spent years helping rural Indian women set up small businesses and said she never imagined she would enter parliament.
"The final touches are coming together for the airline's return ahead of the first flight on Sunday (June 2)," British Airways said in a statement. It will launch a three-per-week service to London Heathrow, it said.