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Turkish Parliament debates allowing election of president by popular vote

Turkish legislators renewed debate Monday on a government-proposed constitutional amendment that would allow ordinary citizens — rather than Parliament — to elect the president, overriding a veto by President Ahmet Necdet Sezer, who objected to the change. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamic-rooted government has said it would like to hold general and presidential elections on the same day — July 22 — and legislators are racing against time to pass the amendment before then. Full Story

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