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Turkey's high election board has decided to annul the results of a recent local election that saw a painful defeat for president Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party citing issues on election day the board made the official announcement Monday night and said a second vote for the mayor of Istanbul would take place on June twenty third , Turkey's main opposition blasted the move saying it was effort by or to want to overrule the will of the people and that his government was a quote plane dictatorship readers correspondent Jonathan Spicer is in Istanbul already tonight we have had members of the main opposition CHP party say effectively that members of the electoral board were pressured by the out party to %HESITATION to rule this way we've had that outside analysts and even the representatives European Parliament %HESITATION say there was some pressure on %HESITATION on the electoral board to rule in favor of the ox party Erdogan's ruling out party appealed for an election re run after initial results in a series of recounts showed it had lost control of Istanbul for the first time in twenty five years a particularly painful loss for %HESITATION to one who had served as the city's mayor in the nineteen nineties and had campaigned hard ahead of the vote his first electoral test since last year's currency crisis tip the Turkish economy into recession now holding a rerun of this election is symbol is full of risks for %HESITATION the one because number one he doesn't know whether he will would win in in a re run and in the meantime you have %HESITATION an increasingly fragile Turkish lira overhang in an economy that is is in %HESITATION quite about recession right now so you could have any number of %HESITATION outside factors unexpected %HESITATION say US sanctions %HESITATION come into play and and and really tipped the leader over the edge the Turkish lira we can on the news of an election re run its tumbled ten percent in recent months