Parliament sends constitutional reform package to president

Parliament sends constitutional reform package to president
The constitutional reform package, including the much-debated switch to the presidential system, was sent to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for approval on Feb. 2, Sabah reported.

The Turkish parliament approved the constitutional amendments on January 21 as deputies completed two rounds of voting on 18 articles.

A total of 339 MPs voted in favor of the package which put to vote in a national referendum that will likely be held in early April.

The initial round of ballots on the reforms was completed after each was passed with more than 340 votes.

A second round of voting on the 18 articles began after almost three weeks of debates in parliament and turbulent voting in the first round

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