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Turkey working towards executive presidential system

Turkey working towards executive presidential system

October 25
12:31 2016

Turkey’s AKP proposes a unitary presidential system, the party’s commission head Mustafa Şentop has said, adding that the AKP is working on a two-stage election system in the country

The most important thing is to preserve [Turkey’s] unitary structure. What we propose is a unitary presidential system,” Şentop said in a speech.

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is working on a system that will impose a system with one chamber, a presidential system and a two-stage election system in the country, the party’s constitution commission head, Mustafa Şentop, has said.

“The most important thing is to preserve [Turkey’s] unitary structure… There is a federal [system] in the United States; this has nothing to do with the presidency, but there are those who claim this. This is impossible. In Germany, there is a federal [system] but there is also a parliamentary system. There is a parliamentary system in Turkey … I think that these [systems] are not connected. What we propose is a unitary presidential system. In the United States there are dual parliaments; our suggestion is a single (chamber) parliament,” said Şentop during an event at Trakya University in the north-western province of Edirne.

The AKP has finalised preparations for the draft of a constitutional amendment, which will change the country’s parliamentary system to an executive presidency, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on 23rd October.

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