ANKARA, Turkey. Election board rejects calls to annul referendum result even after its found that up to 60% were found unstamped but by late afternoon they said they were legitimate and allowed Erdogan to change the constitution to a presidential republic #AceNewsDesk reports – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – Apr.19: High election board members vote against appeals from parties opposed to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s sweeping new powers as it was confirmed that up to 60% were unstamped the Turkish election board rejects calls to annul referendum resultTurkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK) said Tuesday that the disputed unstamped ballots cast in Sunday’s constitutional referendum would be considered legitimate and were not sufficient reason to invalidate “the citizens’ right to vote”.

Turkey’s high election board has rejected formal calls by the country’s main opposition parties to annul the result of a referendum that will grant Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sweeping new powers as president.

Turkish voters narrowly approved a set of constitutional reforms that will transform the country from a parliamentary democracy into a presidential republic, concentrating power in the hands of Erdoğan, who will be able to run for two more terms and potentially govern until 2029.

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