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he was taking his first opposition mea in twenty five years but was only in office for three weeks , the ousted may as a stumble Akram imam only says next month's re election will be a battle for Turkey's democracy a battle that he believes he'll still win these were just local elections but they've become an international story seen as a test for techies president tiny paddle on he launched his own political career as a stumbles man like Germany million idea but %HESITATION because he's backing the election re run alleging the vote last March was mobbed by quote organized corruption the high election board cited irregularities in the appointment of polling station officials when they decided to annul the vote imam Ali cools the move a theft of his early of victory at the ad once ask policy in wool Sean the technician doing what I'm thinking about now is to put right the theft which democracy was subjected to to give a stumble the government it deserves besides that let me say this is the , after the decision Monday a spontaneous protest breakouts residents rustled pots and pans across the city , locals in now canceling holidays for the weekend of June twenty third to make sure they can vote well minister policies of passing out spoof warnings for some popular holiday resorts this will moans of heavy snow in Badran while another beach results as temperatures will be a hundred and fifty degrees add lines and travel agencies are allowing people to reschedule flights for free but behind such jokes is a serious message this is an election where every vote counts in a city of some fifteen million people the opposition won the mayor's office by just thirteen thousand votes , imam Ali says his brief time at city hall has uncovered high levels of governments wastefulness will now be highlighting that is he goes back on the campaign trail