Latest Municipal elections News

Queens DA race a test for left-wing vs moderate Democrats

Jun. 25, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The national fight between left-wing and moderate Democrats is playing out again Tuesday in New York City, where primary voters are selecting a new Queens district attorney. The candidates include Tiffany Caban, a 31-year-old public defender who says the criminal justice system is rigged...

Turkey's leader vows to heed 'messages' of Istanbul election

Jun. 25, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In his first public appearance since a crushing defeat in a rerun election for mayor of Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed to draw lessons and make adjustments in line with "the messages given by the people." Addressing legislators from his ruling party...

Albania president rejects ruling to hold municipal elections

Jun. 25, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's president on Tuesday condemned a decision by electoral authorities in favor of holding municipal elections this weekend, calling on the ruling Socialists to hold talks and not carry out an "imaginary" voting process. President Ilir Meta said that full membership...

After big win, new Istanbul mayor hopes to mend party fences

Jun. 24, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Voters in Istanbul delivered a stunning victory to Turkey's secular opposition in a repeat election for mayor Sunday. The opposition candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, finished way ahead, breaking the grip of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party on Turkey's most important city. Here's a look at...

For Turkey's Erdogan, a challenge in former stronghold

Jun. 24, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hasn't lost many elections since the conservative party he co-founded took control of the government in 2002. But the party's rare defeat in Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, was a political and personal setback for the country's leader. Opposition...

Albania's Electoral College orders go-ahead of local polls

Jun. 24, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's top legal election institution on Monday decided in favor of holding municipal elections this weekend, turning down a move from the country's president to cancel them. The five-judge Electoral College ruled unanimously that a small political party, which had asked to...

The Latest: Istanbul mayor-elect greets tens of thousands

Jun. 23, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's repeated mayoral election in Istanbul (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Tens of thousands of people attended an election night celebration after a repeated vote in Istanbul made an opposition candidate mayor-elect of Turkey's largest city. Ekrem Imamoglu spoke late Sunday...

Opposition win in Istanbul a blow to Turkey's Erdogan

Jun. 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke the long hold President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party had on leading Turkey's largest city. "Thank you, Istanbul," Ekrem...

Opposition candidate declares second victory in Istanbul mayor's race, says democracy prevailed in rerun election

Jun. 23, 2019 12:46 PM EDT
ISTANBUL (AP) — Opposition candidate declares second victory in Istanbul mayor's race, says democracy prevailed in rerun election.

Turkish government's candidate for Istanbul mayor concedes defeat after first results from rerun election are reported

Jun. 23, 2019 12:25 PM EDT
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish government's candidate for Istanbul mayor concedes defeat after first results from rerun election are reported.