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Turkey's Erdogan Re-Elected as Party Leader

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 11:57 AM

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been re-elected as the leader of Turkey's ruling party.

Erdogan was the only candidate for party chairman at a congress on Sunday of the ruling Justice and Development Party.

He was elected with 1,414 votes.

Erdogan was forced to cut his formal ties to the party he co-founded when he became the country's first directly elected president in 2014.

A referendum last month eliminated a constitutional requirement mandating that presidents be neutral and cut ties with their political parties.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been re-elected as the leader of Turkey's ruling party.Erdogan was the only candidate for party chairman at a congress on Sunday of the ruling Justice and Development Party.He was elected with 1,414 votes.
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