CEC Turkey explained the controversial decision by ballot

The head of the Supreme electoral Council of Turkey Sadi güven said that the election Commission was forced to make a decision to count valid ballots and envelopes without stamps because of mistakes made by election commissions in the conduct of the constitutional referendum.

The opposition has previously stated about violations during the referendum, in particular, criticizing the decision of the electoral Commission to count valid ballots and envelopes without stamps.

“Members of some election commissions, despite the passed training with us, despite our informing from the start of the referendum, made mistakes. Because of these errors we have taken the decision (to accept ballots without the seal — Ed.) in order not to violate the right of voters to vote. We are not the first to take such a decision. Earlier bulletins was made in the same form as valid if their invalidity is not proven,” said Guven.

He told me that when printing envelopes and ballot papers were used, such as “adequate protection” as when you print money, and therefore printing envelopes are the second level of protection of ballots.

As you know, constitutional referendum in Turkey on the transition to the presidential form of government with a parliamentary ended with the victory of his supporters with a narrow margin. According to preliminary data, they scored 51.2% of the votes, which is 1.25 million more than opponents of constitutional reform. Final results will be announced through 11-12 days after appeals.

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.

Constitutional changes in the transition to a presidential system have been adopted by the Turkish Parliament and signed by President Tayyip Erdogan.

A parliamentary form of government exists in Turkey since 1923, when the Republic was proclaimed.