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Turkey: Erdoğan rule could extend until 2029 under proposal

by firstsource newsNovember 22, 2016

AKP likely to table referendum bill to amend constitution and nationalist support would now allow motion to pass

has been given a major boost in his quest to transform into a president-led republic, after nationalists in parliament signalled their support for a controversial proposal to amend the constitution and allow him to stay in office until 2029.

In a move that lays the groundwork for a possible historic national referendum in the spring, Devlet Bahçeli, the leader of the nationalist bloc, said on Tuesday the proposed amendments to grant more powers to Turkey’s presidency were reasonable.

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