Turkey has made a historic decision in backing an executive presidential system, as President Ergodan has secured 51.37% of votes for the substantial expansion of his powers.
According to counting results of 99.45% of ballots, 48.63% of voters were against amendments to the Constitution. The country's President Erdogan expressed hope that its results will benefit the state and people of Turkey.
Amendments, in particular, have affected the basic law of the country, which assumed the extension of the powers of the President. In particular, the post of Prime Minister will now be abolished, the President can appoint Vice-presidents, Ministers and senior officials. The President will also be entitled to declare a state of emergency and the orders that can be revoked only by an absolute majority of votes in Parliament.
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