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Turkey supports amendments to Constitution giving president more powers

Turkey has supported the 18 constitutional changes at the referendum April 16. The main one is the transition from a parliamentary to a presidential form of government. Practically, this means the expansion of presidential powers. The Prime Minister's post is abolished.

However, parliamentary control leverages over the president's activities are introduced. The Turkish government believes that the amendments to the Constitution will simplify and strengthen the system of governance.

In the referendum proponents have gained the advantage of over a million votes. The new provisions of the constitution will take effect after the next presidential elections and Parliament. They will be held on the same day - November 3, 2019.

Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the successful national referendum.

Turkey supports amendments to Constitution giving president more powers