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Friday, May 25, 2007
By Steven L. Taylor

Via the BBC: Turkey president vetoes vote plan

Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer has vetoed a constitutional change which would have let the public elect the country’s head of state.

The amendment was prompted after secular opposition lawmakers boycotted a parliamentary vote to elect the Islamist ruling AK Party’s candidate.

I wonder what the details of the plan were? If it was for a straight-up plurality election, then the veto is hardly a surprise.

Without a doubt, much in Turkish politics will be settled after early elections this summer-at least if the AKP can achieve 2/3rds of the seats.

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