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Mardin’s election 2014

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 Mardin

Marginal AK Party mayoralty
Independent BDP target

The structure of Turkish local government was radically changed ahead of this election.

Before 2014, a municipality’s borders did not necessarily overlap with the borders of its host province. Often the biggest municipality covered only the province’s central district (coloured teal on the map), which tended to correspond to the main urban area.

For the 2014 election, municipal borders in Turkey’s 30 largest provinces — known as büyükşehir — were enlarged to overlap precisely with the province borders.

This added all other districts in the province (coloured grey on the map) and new demographic to the electoral roll. People living in smaller towns, villages and rural areas found themselves voting for the main city’s mayor — in addition to their existing local mayor — for the first time.

stone-olddis Old districts pre-2014 84,536 voters

Mardin voters: old district

stone-olddis New districts in 2014 344,379 voters

Mardin voters: new district

All districts in 2014 428,915 voters
1 figure = 10,000 voters. All numbers correct on 1 March.

2009 results by district type
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Mayor before the election

Beşir Ayanoğlu (AK Party)

Province assembly, 2009
DTP
21/37
AK Party
12/37
DP
2/37
CHP
1/37
Anavatan
1/37
Predicted 2014 result

Ahmet Türk victory

2014 mayoral result
 PartyCandidateVotes%
IndependentAhmet Türk [ELECTED]180,69752.2
AK PartyMehmet Vejdi Kahraman129,32537.36
SPMehmet İmamoğlu8,8512.56
MHPNuri Sertaç Güler3,2360.93
CHPAhmet Cemil Mataraci3,1770.92

Other parties

20,8476.02

Invalid votes

14,018

Turnout

360,15183.88

Registered voters

429,381
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