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Turkey Issues Decree Adjusting Laws to Presidential System

Turkey Issues Decree Adjusting Laws to Presidential System

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 03:38 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has issued a decree to adjust its current laws to a new presidential system that comes into effect with last month's presidential and parliamentary elections.

The decree issued Wednesday changes the wording in some 5,000 laws, removing references to the prime minister — whose office has been abolished — and transferring some powers to the president.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the presidential election on June 24 with 52.6 percent of the vote, according to results which have yet to be confirmed by Turkey's electoral council.

Erdogan will now rule with substantially expanded powers in line with constitutional changes that were narrowly approved in a referendum last year.

He is expected to be sworn in over the weekend.

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