teosgirl

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Constitution change
They already ensured it would receive enough votes to take it to a referendum by making a deal the with MHP.
People want stability and the government is currently pushing the 'We need a presidential system to end terror in Turkey'. It doesn't seem to matter that there's actually no logic behind this idea. People are tired of terror and the loss of life - in most countries that failed in orchestrating peace between the administration and known terror groups you'd see resignations, unfortunately in Turkey we see those responsible promoted to higher positions.

As many of my Turkish friends keep telling me, Turkey is sinking and taking democracy with it.



Charlotte
 

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“Je suis l'humanité.”
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What is worse and depressing for most, is once the changes are done he may continue his Presidency till 2029.

We still have to see how much of a democratic......sic the President is, and would he pass the biggest test , in showing how Democractic he and Turkey still is . That of a peaceful hand over of power to an opposition/ or succesor when its time for to stand down... . as already it looks like he is going to extend his time in office .... another Mugabe maybe :hmm:

http://www.turkishliving.com/forums/news-views/83740-president-till-2029-a.html
 

teosgirl

Member
Constitution change
What is worse and depressing for most, is once the changes are done he may continue his Presidency till 2029.

We still have to see how much of a democratic......sic the President is, and would he pass the biggest test , in showing how Democractic he and Turkey still is . That of a peaceful hand over of power to an opposition/ or succesor when its time for to stand down... . as already it looks like he is going to extend his time in office .... another Mugabe maybe :hmm:

http://www.turkishliving.com/forums/news-views/83740-president-till-2029-a.html


:( There is no chance that he wants the power to do good in my opinion. The fact that there's not even any other candidate for this potential presidency seems to be a sign of peoples resignation to the idea already.


Charlotte
 

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“Je suis l'humanité.”
Constitution change
:( There is no chance that he wants the power to do good in my opinion. The fact that there's not even any other candidate for this potential presidency seems to be a sign of peoples resignation to the idea already.


Charlotte

I agree and don't expect good . I think it is more fatigue and frustration amongst grassroots opposition rather than resignation .

The resignation of the people you could be right , or maybe it could be they are just wrapped up in surviving the day to day, with the economy on the downturn , also the resignation showed may come from the fear of the unknown........ after so many years of AKP rule and not knowing the alternative . He came in after a downturn in the economy he may be forced to leave because of same .....
 

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“Je suis l'humanité.”
Constitution change
Explainer: Turkey’s new presidential system

Important extracts
This weekend, the governing Justice and Development (AK) Party announced its plans to abolish the position of prime minister and vest all his powers in the country’s presidency, currently occupied by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The 21 articles are the result of painstaking negotiations with the right-wing Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), whose leader Devlet Bahçeli unexpectedly reversed his party’s opposition to a so-called “executive presidency” and provided the AK Party with the votes it needs to get the proposal through parliament.

It includes:

The president serving both as head of state and head of the executive;
A cabinet of ministers appointed by the president, with no vote of confidence from parliament;

The number of MPs will increase by fifty to 600, although the election system won’t change for now;

A “guillotine system” that would see snap elections for both president and parliament if one dissolves the other.
Opposition parties – the social democratic CHP and pro-Kurdish HDP – have said they will vote against the proposal.

It contains some dramatic changes to Turkey’s system of government, the way its laws are proposed and its judges appointed. In a country that is already hugely centralised in the capital Ankara, it pools even more power to a single office in that city.

Here, we look at some of the changes the AK Party and MHP are proposing and their chances of passing the crucial hurdles in parliament.

The Executive

Under the proposal, the prime minister’s position will be abolished and the government will no longer need a vote of confidence in parliament.


Under the proposals, Turkey’s most senior judges would all be selected by politicians – and most of them by the president.


The Budget

Powers to propose the country’s annual budget shift from ministers to the president. Some restrictions, such as to amend the budget, are loosened.


Scrutiny

Article 98 of the present constitution equips parliament with five mechanisms to hold the government to account. The proposed changes would see some of these abolished.

FULL article and graphics
Explainer: Turkey's new presidential system - James in Turkey
 

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