Main opposition party candidate Ekrem Imamoglu won the re-run of Istanbul's mayoral election
with a lead of around 800,000 votes. That means that the Republican People's Party (CHP) now governs six of Turkey's 10 largest cities with a collective population of 31 million people. Along with Istanbul, the CHP also took power in the capital Ankara as well as Izmir. The results of the local elections are a major setback for President Erdogan who once said that "whoever wins Istanbul, wins Turkey"