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Turkey Votes to Change Parliamentary System to Executive Presidency

  • Turkey has started voting to replace the parliamentary system to executive presidency, which could give sweeping powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and may let him stay in office till 2029.

    While supporters of executive presidency say that the power will modernize as well as streamline Turkey’s economy, the naysayers say that reversal of parliamentary system will increase authoritarian rule in the country.

    If referendum vote goes in favor of Erdogan, he will get executive power in appointing cabinet ministers, dissolving parliament, choosing senior judges, and issuing decrees.