Turkish parliament approves shift to presidential system, paving way for referendum

23 January 2017
Parliament approved the constitutional amendment package that brings drastic changes to Turkey’s political system with 339 votes early on Jan. 21, exceeding the 330-vote threshold to bring the charter to a referendum.  The 18-article package, which shifts governance from the current parliamentary system to an executive presidential system, will be put to referendum on either April 2 or 9, [...] Read more here: Hurriyet Daily News


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