Erdogan congratulated the Turkish Prime Minister with the outcome of the referendum

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated the Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and the leaders of several parties with a positive result of the constitutional referendum. On Sunday, April 16, reports Anadolu Agency.

Erdogan expressed hope that the results of the referendum will benefit the state and people of Turkey.

After processing 98 percent of the ballots of the supporters of the constitutional amendments are gaining 51.3% of the votes. Thus, Turkish citizens were in favor of a transition to a presidential system of government. The turnout in the referendum amounted to 82 percent.

In the referendum were asked to decide whether it is necessary to make changes to 18 articles of the basic law of the country. In the case of Yes Prime Minister will be abolished, the President can appoint Vice-presidents, Ministers and senior officials. The President will have the right to declare a state of emergency and the orders that can be revoked only by an absolute majority of votes in Parliament.