If those elections can, in retrospect, be considered the harbinger of the AKP era, the latest elections have the potential to initiate a new, post-AKP era.
So far, the Board broke its own rules in accepting the irregular, and at times badly argued for appeals demanding a recount of invalid votes that emanated from AKP in Istanbul and elsewhere. Yet it was unwilling to consider similar appeals when they came from the Kurdish party HDP in the Southeast. Even more alarmingly, the Board refused to share the document needed to formally take office with several HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) mayor-elects and council member-elects. The alleged reason was that they were expelled from their previous jobs by an emergency decree.