Turkey's Erdoğan paves way for April vote on consolidation of power

Referendum to be held after president approves bill on constitutional changes that could allow him to rule until 2029

Turkey’s president has approved a bill granting him broad new powers under an executive presidential system, paving the way for a referendum in mid-April on the proposed changes.

The 18-article bill was passed by parliament last month without garnering the two-thirds majority needed to become law. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s approval allows the proposed constitutional changes to go to a public vote.

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Source: Turkey's Erdoğan paves way for April vote on consolidation of power | World news | The Guardian

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