Erdogan elected President of Turkey’s ruling party

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan led the ruling Party of justice and development party (AKP). The decision was made at the extraordinary Congress on 21 may. It is reported by the Hürriyet Daily News.

For the return of the head of state for the presidency of the AKP voted 1414 participants of the Congress. Erdogan has replaced on this post of the Prime Minister of Binali Yildirim, head of the party in the spring of 2016.

May 2, Erdogan three years later returned to the AKP. This became possible as a result of the referendum of constitutional amendments. According to one of the 18 innovations, is now the President could not leave the ranks of his political party, as it was previously.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is one of the founders of the party of justice and development. He left the AKP in 2014 before joining the post of President of Turkey.

On 16 April, the country held a referendum to amend the Constitution and expand presidential powers. The adoption of the changes voted 51.4% of citizens.