Ekrem Imamoglu gets mandate as Istanbul mayor

Ekrem Imamoglu gets mandate as Istanbul mayor

Nation Alliance candidate Republican People's Party's (CHP) Ekrem Imamoglu will receive the official mandate for Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) 17 days after the elections which are still subject to appeals over irregularities.

Imamoğlu was invited to the provincial election board in Çağlayan Courthouse after the board rejected Justice and Development Party's application to postpone the process until an extraordinary appeal for irregularities is concluded by the Supreme Election Council (YSK).

A handover ceremony is expected to be held today at the IBB headquarters in Fatih district at 6 p.m.  

The recounts over appeal processes before district and province election boards were concluded early today as the count in Maltepe district has been concluded, Daily Sabah reported.