Turkey's Referendum on Switching to Presidential System Could Be Held in April

© AFP 2022 / ADEM ALTANTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the Living Human Treasures award ceremony at the Bestepe National Congress and Culture Centre in Ankara on November 3, 2016
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the Living Human Treasures award ceremony at the Bestepe National Congress and Culture Centre in Ankara on November 3, 2016 - Sputnik International
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Turkey's constitutional referendum on switching to a presidential system of governance could be held in the first week of April, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said Monday.

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"The referendum might be in the first week of April," Canikli said.

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) submitted its draft amendment early last month.

It will need the approval of at least 330 lawmakers before it can be put to the popular vote. AKP and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) supporting the amendment currently have 355 seats in the parliament.

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