Turkish new constitution to make President Erdogan all powerful

Turkish new constitution to make President Erdogan all powerful
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ANKARA: (APP) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday said the government would "very soon" submit proposals to parliament for constitutional changes bolstering the powers of president.

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The government is seeking a three-fifths majority for the proposals in parliament, which would allow the calling of a referendum to let the people have the final say.

The chances of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) cobbling together such a majority increased on Tuesday when the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) indicated he could back the changes.

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"The necessary constitutional changes offered by the AKP will be offered to parliament very soon," Yildirim told a meeting of his party in parliament.

He said that the changes were needed to "eliminate confusion from the system".

 

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