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Şanlıurfa’s election 2014

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 Şanlıurfa

Semi-strong AK Party mayoralty
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. eople 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) 363,922 voters

Şanlıurfa voters: old district

stone-olddis New districts in 2014 570,972 voters

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All districts in 2014 1,513,972 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

Ahmet Eşref Fakıbaba (Ind, now AK Party)

Province assembly, 2009
AK Party
26/54
DTP
12/54
SP
8/54
DP
5/54
MHP
2/54
Independent
1/54
2014 mayoral candidates
 PartyCandidateVotes%
AK PartyCelalettin Güvenç [ELECTED]483,40761.63
BDPOsman Baydemir239,56330.54
MHPMustafa Kemal Saraçoğlu18,6572.38
SPAhmet Bahçivan17,7602.26
CHPHale Soran6,8120.87

Other parties

18,2202.32

Invalid votes

29,531

Turnout

813,95087.00

Registered voters

935,583
Other 2014 Büyükşehir elections

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