How old is Mansur Yavaş?
Mansur Yavaş is 68 years old.
What is Mansur Yavaş Net Worth?
Mansur Yavaş's net worth is $25 Million.
What is Mansur Yavaş Birthday?
Mansur Yavaş's birthday is 23/05/1955.
What is Mansur Yavaş Zodiac Sign?
Mansur Yavaş's zodiac sign is Gemini.
What is Mansur Yavaş's Real Birth Name?
Mansur Yavaş's real birth name is Mansur Yavaş.
Where is Mansur Yavaş's Birthplace?
Mansur Yavaş's birthplace is Beypazarı, Turkey.
How Tall is Mansur Yavaş?
Mansur Yavaş height is 5'10''.
What is Mansur Yavaş Nationality?
Mansur Yavaş nationality is Türkiye.
What are Mansur Yavaş's Professions?
Mansur Yavaş's professions are Lawyer, Politician.
Who is Mansur Yavaş's Spouse(s)?
Nursen Yavaş (m. 1986)
Who is Mansur Yavaş?
Mansur Yavaş is a Turkish lawyer and politician who is currently the Mayor of Ankara, holding the office since April 2019. He was elected in the 2019 local election as the candidate of the Nation Alliance, an opposition alliance formed by the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Good Party.
A lawyer by profession, Yavaş originally entered politics as a nationalist politician. He was the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Mayor of Beypazarı, a district of Ankara, in the 1999 local elections. He served until 2009 and left the MHP in 2013. He joined the CHP the same year and was the CHP’s candidate for Mayor of Ankara in the 2014 local election, where official results claimed that he had lost by 1 percentage point. The elections were disputed and were even referred to the European Court of Human Rights due to alleged fraud and irregularities. Despite briefly leaving the CHP, Yavaş returned to politics before the 2019 local elections to stand again as the CHP’s candidate, this time with support from the Good Party (which formed the Nation Alliance together with the CHP). He was elected with 50.9% of the vote.
Yavaş has received praise for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ankara, where he announced that wages for municipal workers would continue being paid and that street cats and dogs would continue to be fed despite the closure of restaurants and cafes.He has also been credited with substantially reducing the municipality’s budget deficit by eradicating spending seen as ‘wasteful’.
According to Piar Araştırma, Yavaş had a satisfaction rating of 73.2% in 2020, greater than Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu or President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and the highest of mayors polled.Mansur Yavaş also currently holds the highest approval rating of any Turkish politician at 61%.According to polls, he is the strongest candidate to run against Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the 2023 Turkish presidential election, with a lead as high as 28% in the second round; with this lead, his chances of beating Erdoğan are on par with the other possible joint opposition candidate Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu
Mansur Yavaş won the 2021 World Mayor Capital Award.