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Turkish President May Receive Increased Power

Accepted submission by butthurt at 2017-04-17 01:54:04
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The Associated Press via CBC [www.cbc.ca] reports on preliminary results of a referendum held in Turkey on whether the powers of the president should be increased:

With 99 per cent of the ballots counted, the "yes" vote stood at 51.37 per cent, while the "no" vote was 48.63 per cent, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency. The head of Turkey's electoral board confirmed the "yes" victory and said final results will be declared in 11-12 days.

BBC News [bbc.com] quotes the leader of an opposing party:

The main opposition, the Republican People's Party (CHP), has called for a recount.

Deputy leader Bulent Tezcan denounced "violations" in the electoral process. "We will pursue a legal battle. If the irregularities are not fixed, there will be a serious legitimacy discussion," he said.

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