İstanbul mayoral elections, 2009

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İstanbul mayoral elections, 2009
Turkey
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  Kadir Topbaş (cropped).jpg
Candidate Kadir Topbaş Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu
Party AK Party CHP
Popular vote 3,105,555 2,568,710
Percentage 44.71% 36.98%

Turkish Local Elections 2009 Istanbul Map.png

Mayor before election

Kadir Topbaş
AK Party

Elected Mayor

Kadir Topbaş
AK Party

The Istanbul mayoral election, 2009 for the office of mayor of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (Turkish: İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediye Başkanlığı) was held on 29 March 2009 and was won by the Justice and Development Party candidate, the incumbent Kadir Topbaş.

The closely fought contest was noticeable in that it helped launch the national political career of Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, who would go on to assume the leadership of his party.

Results[edit]

Turkish local elections, 2009: Istanbul [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AK Party Kadir Topbaş 3,105,555 44.71 Decrease 0.98
CHP Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu 2,568,710 36.98 Increase 7.88
MHP Ahmet Turgut 348,269 5.01 Increase 1.05
Felicity Mehmet Bekaroğlu 337,014 4.85 Decrease 0.48
DTP Akın Birdal 314,229 4.52 N/A
Democratic Left Ahmet Vefik Alp 90,399 1.30 Increase 0.1
BBP Cevdet Tellioğlu 79,401 1.14
Democrat Mehmet Dülger 33,089 0.48
ANAP Ahmet Özal 21,690 0.32
BTP Sabiha Karamustafa 17,071 0.25
HAK-PAR Mehmet Ali Erdoğan 9,502 0.14
Turkish Communists Zehra Güner 7,709 0.11
Independent All independents 5,541 0.07
Nation Ahmet Aktaş 4,961 0.07
Liberal Democrat Fahrettin Tanınmış 3,025 0.04
Turnout 6,946,435 81.47
AK Party hold Swing Decrease 0.98

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Hürriyet