In Türkiye, opposition party reiterates stance against constitutional revision
29 November 2023
Chairman of the Republican People's Party (CHP) Özgür Özel (photo credit: Adem ALTAN / AFP)
Özgür Özel, the chairman of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) has reiterated that the main opposition will not pledge support to the government’s plans to renew the constitution as this effort does not seek to expand the universal rights and fundamental freedoms. [...] President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and senior Justice and Development Party (AKP) officials have been calling for a brand-new civilian constitution to overcome the difficulties observed in the coordination of supreme courts. They also suggest that it should amend the existing presidential election model that stipulates that a candidate should take at least 50 percent plus one vote to be elected as the head of the nation. Erdoğan recently said this should be reviewed. [...] Parliament Speaker Numan Kurtulmuş met the leaders of the political parties represented at the parliament to ask their backing for a new constitution. The CHP turned down the proposal.
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