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Turkey: Run-up to the Presidential Referendum: How Turks Will Vote

Turkey’s constitutional amendment referendum is planned for the week of 9-16 April. The referendum is the highest-priority political event in the country this year and will determine whether President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will convert his ceremonial position to an executive presidency. If the referendum succeeds, Erdogan will become both the head of the state and the primary decision-maker, effectively rendering the Prime Ministry a passive institution and possibly even leading to its abolishment.

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