Turkey's Supreme Election Board to assess referendum appeals until noon
05:12, Apr 24, 2017
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The threshold was only reached because of an unholy alliance between the ruling AKP party, where everyone voted for the amendments, with no-one expressing a dissenting opinion, and the right-wing Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), where a majority supported the government.
Supporters of the constitutional change-President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chief among them-argue that the country needs a presidential system (rather than a parliamentary one) to respond quickly to threats at home and overseas.
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FILE - People of the Turkish community living in Germany, supporting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, celebrate on Kurfuerstendamm boulevard after news bulletins on the outcome of Turkey's referendum on the constitution, in Berlin, April 16, 2017.
Expert at the Center for Strategic Studies under Azerbaijani President, Javid Veliev, said that the new system will primarily strengthen the authorities' powers and will help to make important decisions faster. Separately, the Department of State also urged voters and parties to focus on collaboration and dialogue in the aftermath of the referendum, while protecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of all citizens regardless of their vote.
"This referendum will forever remain controversial", he told reporters.
Binali Yildirim said Wednesday the electoral board would rule on the main opposition Republican People's Party's request for the referendum's annulment.
But the global electoral monitor said that while the referendum's technical processes were well administered, there were key issues related to media coverage and the circumstances under which the vote occurred, such as Turkey's ongoing state of emergency enacted after a failed coup d'etat attempt a year ago. "Some see the allegations as a stain on Turkey's reputation as a sophisticated and model democracy in a part of the world where autocrats are the norm".
HDP's Cencar said there were great number of unsealed ballot ticket which he said were the greatest evidence that showed the fraud and irregularities.
The locally elected school board is directly accountable to the community and will clearly operate with that in mind. Earlier, students, parents and educators spoke at the meeting, urging board members to approve the budget increase.
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