A referendum in Turkey: opposition accuses the authorities of manipulating

Turkish authorities are engaged in the manipulation during the counting of votes in the constitutional referendum. This was stated on Sunday, the Deputy Chairman of the main opposition Republican people’s party of Turkey Erdal Aksugur, reports “RIA Novosti”.

According to preliminary results of processing of 90% of the ballots, supporters of the transition to a presidential system, which is the main question of the referendum, a gain of 52.5% of the vote.

“There is manipulation of results. According to our observers, we defeat the opponents of the presidential system. Such results we obtained from many of the provinces. Let’s defend our choice. Win a “no”, – quotes Aksungur TV channel NTV.

Recall, constitutional amendments for the transition to a presidential system have been adopted by the Turkish Parliament and signed by President Tayyip Erdogan.

A package of amendments to 18 articles of the Turkish Constitution implies that the President becomes the head of the state system, he will be endowed with the power to appoint Vice-presidents, Ministers and senior officials.

The Prime Minister will be abolished. Decisions on the establishment, dissolution, powers, responsibilities and structure of the ministries will be determined in accordance with the decrees of the President.

Right on the Declaration of state of emergency will be received by the President, approve the decision of the President on the state of emergency will be Parliament. The head of state will be able to publish and the other having the force of law decrees, which will enter into force without the prior approval of Parliament, but they can be canceled if lawmakers in the future they will reject.

The President will not be able to leave the ranks of his political party, as provided for in the current Constitution of Turkey.