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Turkey election: Erdogan win ushers in new presidential era

Monday, June 25, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking on extensive new executive powers following his outright election victory in Sunday’s poll. Parliament has been weakened and the post of prime minister abolished, as measures approved in a controversial referendum last year take effect. Defeated opposition candidate Muharrem Ince said Turkey was now entering a dangerous period of “one-man rule”. Mr Erdogan polled nearly 53% in the most fiercely fought election in…