Supporters of the major opposition Republican Of us’s Birthday party (CHP) cheer in front of the birthday party’s headquarters as they celebrate the municipal elections ends in Ankara, Turkey, March 31, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s essential opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul said on Monday he’s 25,158 votes ahead of his rival from the AK Birthday party of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, in step with his Republican Of us’s Birthday party (CHP) database.

Ekrem Imamoglu additionally said the Excessive Electoral Board had entered 99.95 percent of votes in Istanbul into the electoral scheme, which confirmed a limited bit bigger unfold, of 25,755 votes.

Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen; Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Jonathan Spicer