Mansur Yavas leads polls in Ankara mayoral race

18:00 | 29.03.2019
Although his surname means "slow" in Turkish, opposition candidate Mansur Yavas has done a good job of running down his ruling party rival in the race to become Ankara's next mayor, Euronews reports.

According to most opinion polls as Turkey heads for local elections on Sunday, Yavas, the Republican People's Party (CHP) choice to run the capital, is ahead of Justice and Development Party (AK Party) nominee Mehmet Ozhaseki.

A poll conducted by Area Research at the weekend shows Yavas five points ahead of his competitor. Other surveys predict a wider margin despite heavy media support for the AK Party candidate and widely-scorned allegations of misconduct relating to Yavas's work as a lawyer a decade ago.
Although his surname means "slow" in Turkish, opposition candidate Mansur Yavas has done a good job of running down his ruling party rival in the race to become Ankara's next mayor.

According to most opinion polls as Turkey heads for local elections on Sunday, Yavas, the Republican People's Party (CHP) choice to run the capital, is ahead of Justice and Development Party (AK Party) nominee Mehmet Ozhaseki.

A poll conducted by Area Research at the weekend shows Yavas five points ahead of his competitor. Other surveys predict a wider margin despite heavy media support for the AK Party candidate and widely-scorned allegations of misconduct relating to Yavas's work as a lawyer a decade ago.


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