Istanbul inhabitants have been casting a ballot to choose another city hall leader after a resistance applicant’s unexpected triumph in March was abrogated.
Ekrem Imamoglu won by 13,000 votes, inciting charges of inconsistencies from Turkey’s decision AK party.
Mr Imamoglu has pledged to “fight for vote based system” and surveys state he is probably going to beat previous Prime Minister Binali Yildirim for a moment time.
The vote is being viewed as a key test for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
As a previous city hall leader of Istanbul – Turkey’s monetary and social focus, home to 15 million individuals – Mr Erdogan has regularly said that “he who wins Istanbul wins Turkey”.
Surveys shut down at 17:00 nearby time (14:00 GMT) and results are normal later on Sunday.
Who are the hopefuls?
Mr Imamoglu, 49, is from the mainstream Republican People’s Party and is city hall leader of Istanbul’s Beylikduzu locale.
His rival Mr Yildirim was an establishing individual from Mr Erdogan’s AKP and was head administrator from 2016 until 2018, when Turkey turned into a presidential majority rules system and the job stopped to exist.
He was chosen Speaker of the new parliament in February and before that filled in as priest of transportation and correspondence.