The opposition of Turkey to challenge the results of the referendum
Moscow. April 17. INTERFAX.RU — the Turkish Opposition Republican people’s party (CHP) has announced its intention to challenge the results of the referendum, the results of which the majority of the population voted for the amendments to the Constitution, said on Monday “bi-Bi-si”.
The party stated about violations in the voting process, which it requires to challenge the results. The CHP requires a conversion of 60% of the vote.
On the eve of Turkey held a referendum on changing the Constitution, it was submitted 18 amendments. In particular, they relate to the expansion of the powers of the President and of the transition from a parliamentary to a presidential Republic.
As reported by the Turkish news Agency “Anadolu”, the results of counting 99, 97% of ballots for amendments to the Constitution voted 51,41% (25 million 156 thousand 860) voted against changes — 48,59% (23 million 777 thousand 014). The turnout in the referendum was 86%. At the same time, residents of three largest cities of Turkey — Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir — voted against the amendments.