Turkish opposition intends to appeal against the outcome of the referendum

The Turkish opposition is going to protest the results of last Sunday’s constitutional referendum. This was stated by Deputy head of the main opposition Republican people’s party (CHP) Turkey Erdal Aksugur, reports “RIA Novosti”.

Supporters of the transition to a presidential system the leader on the referendum in Turkey, gaining, according to the Anadolu news Agency published preliminary data, 51.3% of votes after processing 98% of ballots with a turnout of 84%.

“The results of the vote at 37% of the polling stations we have objections, however, while not all of the results we processed, and the number of problem areas, the results of which we will appeal, can reach 60%,” – said Aksungur reporters.

He added that before the end of voting the Supreme electoral Council of Turkey has decided to consider as valid the ballots without the seal that opens the way for fraud in the referendum.

Earlier, Aksungur accused the Turkish authorities of manipulation during the vote.

Constitutional changes in 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.