Monday, April 17, 2017

Turkey's Constitutional Referendum

The NYT reports that with 99 percent of the votes in, Turkey's constitutional referendum passed 51.3 percent to 48.7 percent.

The referendum shifts Turkey from a parliamentary system to an independent presidential one, among making other changes. On net, the changes shift power to the president (especially in the areas of executive power and judicial appointments), but also build in some checks.

Brookings has a nice summary here; the Center for American Progress has a good summary here.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/2017/04/turkeys-constitutional-referendum.html

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