Municipal elections

Policemen guard as election officials carry ballot boxes to be counted at a central counting center in Shkoder, northern Albania, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Voters cast ballots without disruption Sunday in Albania, where opposition leaders had threatened to interfere with municipal elections they boycotted as part of an anti-government protest campaign that earlier produced injuries and arrests. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
June 30, 2019 - 4:57 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Voters cast ballots without disruption Sunday in Albania, where opposition leaders had threatened to interfere with municipal elections they boycotted as part of an anti-government protest campaign that earlier produced injuries and arrests. Albanian President Ilir Meta moved...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2019 file photo, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala, in Atlanta. Bottoms announced Friday, June 28, that she is endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for president in 2020, providing crucial support from a high-profile black female political leader. Bottoms tells The Associated Press that her decision came down to Biden's experience and her belief that the former vice president is best positioned to beat President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
June 28, 2019 - 5:04 am
The mayor of Atlanta is endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for president in 2020, providing crucial support from a high-profile black female political leader. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms spoke to The Associated Press ahead of her scheduled Friday announcement. Bottoms says her decision came down...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, the new Mayor of Istanbul from Turkey's main opposition opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), center, salutes cheering supporters from a bus after he took over office, in Istanbul, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Imamoglu is formally taking office as mayor of Istanbul four days after he won a repeat election in Turkey's largest city and commercial hub. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
June 27, 2019 - 3:32 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Ekrem Imamoglu, the opposition candidate who won an Istanbul mayoral election that was voided weeks later, retook office in Turkey's largest city following his repeat win, a stunning victory he called a step toward repairing a damaged democracy. Cheered on by supporters of the...
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Queens district attorney candidate Tiffany Caban reacts as she is greeted by supporters Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 26, 2019 - 7:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The national fight between left-wing and moderate Democrats played out again Tuesday in New York City, where the closely watched Democratic primary for Queens district attorney was tantalizingly close deep into the vote count. Late on election day, political newcomer Tiffany Caban,...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2019 file photo, Albanian President Ilir Meta speaks during a news conference in Tirana, Albania. Meta condemned a decision by electoral authorities in favor of holding municipal elections this weekend, saying on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, that the ruling Socialists should hold talks and not carry out an “imaginary” voting process. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina, File)
June 25, 2019 - 5:10 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's president criticized election officials Tuesday for ruling in favor of holding municipal elections he tried to cancel, alleging "political pressure and blackmail" influenced the decision. President Ilir Meta said that full membership negotiations with the European...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his ruling party MPs, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, two days after Ekrem Imamoglu, the candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, won the election for mayor of Istanbul. Erdogan addressed his AK Party's weekly meeting, the first time he speaks since the Istanbul mayoral election Sunday, which was a big setback for him and his party. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
June 25, 2019 - 10:12 am
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...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, candidate of Turkey's secular opposition Republican People's Party, makes a statement after his election victory, in Istanbul, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated Imamoglu who won a repeat mayoral election in Istanbul and defeated Erdogan's candidate for the second time. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
June 23, 2019 - 10:01 pm
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...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, the candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, CHP, waves to supporters at a rally in Istanbul, late Sunday, June 23, 2019. 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 leading Turkey's largest city. (Onur Gunay/Imamoglu Media team via AP)
June 23, 2019 - 6:26 pm
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,"...
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In this Wednesday, June 19, 2019 photo, Ekrem Imamoglu, candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, or CHP, waves to supporters as he speaks at a rally in Istanbul, ahead of the June 23 re-run of Istanbul elections. Voters in Istanbul return to the polls on Sunday for a rerun of the election for the mayor of the city. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
June 22, 2019 - 6:09 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Standing on a white campaign bus heading into Sunday's repeat election, Istanbul mayoral candidate Ekrem Imamoglu shouted to ecstatic supporters in a hoarse voice: "Never bow your heads. We are right and we'll win." The crowd on the bank of the Bosphorus Strait roared back approval...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 21, 2019 file photo, Ekrem Imamoglu, candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, or CHP, waves to supporters during a rally in Istanbul, ahead of the June 23 re-run of Istanbul elections.Voters in Istanbul return to the polls on Sunday for a rerun of the election for the mayor of the city. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
June 22, 2019 - 12:15 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Voters in Istanbul return to the polls Sunday for a rerun of the Turkish city's mayoral election. Turkey's top election authority voided the first vote, which an opposition candidate narrowly won. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party challenged the March 31 vote, alleging...
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