Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Turkish Opposition Demands To Cancel The Results Of The Referendum

Asked the Republican People's Party, the largest opposition party in Turkey on Tuesday of the Supreme Electoral Council and on the basis for the excesses, the abolition of the referendum results came in favor of strengthening the powers of the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


Unlike US President Donald Trump, who congratulated Erdogan on his victory in a telephone conversation Monday evening, the European Union called on Ankara Tuesday to "open a transparent investigation into the alleged abuses" in the constitutional referendum, which gives him enhanced powers of the process.

The camp won "yes" simple difference Sunday, and by 51.4% of the vote, according to an unofficial census conducted by the media. But the main opposition parties condemned the rigging and widespread among international observers expressed reservations about the results.

Asked the Republican People's Party, the largest opposition party in Turkey on Tuesday of the Supreme Electoral Council and on the basis for the excesses, the abolition of the referendum results came in favor of strengthening the powers of the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Unlike US President Donald Trump, who congratulated Erdogan on his victory in a telephone conversation Monday evening, the European Union called on Ankara Tuesday to "open a transparent investigation into the alleged abuses" in the constitutional referendum, which gives him enhanced powers of the process.
The camp won "yes" simple difference Sunday, and by 51.4% of the vote, according to an unofficial census conducted by the media. But the main opposition parties condemned the rigging and widespread among international observers expressed reservations about the results.

The Deputy Chairman of the Republican People's Party Bulent Tzjan a formal request to the Supreme Electoral Council to cancel the results.

But the opposition has challenged the legality of Erdogan's victory mainly because of the declaration of the Supreme Electoral Commission far start counting it will accept the card is stamped with the official seal of the electoral authorities of the ballot, which was considered by the opposition maneuver permitting fraud.
Said Tzjan after submitting the application at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Ankara that "this benefit lacks legitimacy," confirming the existence of an organized campaign "to steal the will of the people" after as telling "only the option of (...) only invalidate the referendum."

Also considered the head of the Republican People's Party, Kamal Keli_dar Ihsanoglu said in an interview published by the newspaper "Hurriyet" Tuesday that the Electoral Commission "rules changed in the middle of the game (...) This is inexcusable."

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Considered a joint observer mission to the international Organization for European Security and Cooperation and the Council of Europe said the referendum campaign took place amid "lack of equal" opportunities between the two teams tipped the camp "yes", while not "general referendum on the level of the Council of Europe standards."
But the comments of international observers angered the Turkish president, who told thousands of supporters at the presidential palace in Ankara Monday. "They are preparing a report as they wish (...) Know your borders," he said. "Do not look at any report may Ttnh not take it into account."

He Yildirim on Tuesday that "the nation (crossed) freely their will in the funds, this issue is over," and "the whole world to respect the outcome, including the main opposition party (...) said her nation."

On the other hand, Erdogan repeated emphasis on his agreement to reinstate the death penalty in the event of approval in Parliament, but Vsirtb to organize a referendum in this regard, he said.

But the move means the end of Turkey's accession to the European Union mechanism, outstanding years ago.

For his part, he said a spokesman for the European Commission Margrytis Skenas at a press meeting in Brussels, "We call on all parties to exercise restraint and the authorities to open a transparent investigation into the alleged abuses monitored by observers."

But the Minister of European Union Affairs Omar Thleyk replied in a press conference broadcast on state television, saying, "We can not accept a statement based on such speculation issued by a spokesman," a student from the European Union "respect for democratic processes." He also criticized the report of international observers, saying it was "baseless" and "far from maturity."

In a blow to the president's stature "no" majority in the three major cities in Turkey; Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir campaign recorded.

Analysts pointed to the performance of the rejection of "impressive" campaign, especially with a referendum on the declared state of emergency since the coup, July 15 failed.

He said Keli_dar Ihsanoglu, the result achieved by the camp of "no" in these circumstances "a great victory for democratic."

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