Turkey Constitutional referendum 2017 Opinion Exit Poll Results

Last Modified: April 17, 2017 at 3:12 am

Turkey Constitutional referendum 2017 Opinion Exit Poll Results

Turkey Constitutional referendum Dates 2017

National Constitutional referendum Date: 16 April 2017

A constitutional referendum will be held in Turkey on Sunday, 16 April 2017. Voters will vote on a set of 18 proposed amendments to the Constitution of Turkey. The amendments have long been suggested by the governing Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and its leader, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as well as being agreed to by the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). 

The amendments include the introduction of an executive presidency that would replace the existing parliamentary system of government, the abolition of theOffice of the Prime Minister, the raising of the number of seats in Parliament from 550 to 600 and changes in the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK).


Turkey Constitutional referendum Results Live 2017
 

90% votes Counted

Yes/No

Vote %

Yes 51.36%
No 48.64%
  1. With more than 99% of ballots counted, "Yes" was on 51.36% and "No" on 48.64%.
  2. The Republican People's Party (CHP) has demanded a recount of 60% of the votes.
  3. Turkey's High Electoral Board chief says "'Yes' vote won the referendum; final results to be announced in 11-12 days.
  4. Turnout exceeded 80%.
  5. The three largest cities – Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir – voted against the changes.
  6. The yes campaign won 1.25 million more votes than the no campaign, with about 600,000 votes still to be counted.

 

Turkey Constitutional referendum Voting Live 2017

  1. Voting will take place on 16th April primarily to abolish Office of PM and set up a Presidential System.
  2. This Referendum is being considered democratically killing democracy. Since if this ref comes into effect, the president will have supreme power to elect All legislatures, Judicial system and everything under his control. He would appoint the Vice President, The cabinet ministers, half of judicial authorities of the country and he would be free to choose anyone without being accountable to anyone.
  3. It is being considered as weakening of legislation while the president, with full executive powers, forms a parliament under his influence.
  4. The constitutional amendments will leave the president in charge of the state budget. As the sole authority to declare a state of emergency, the president will also have complete control over security policy and any decisions related to the deployment of military force. The right to declare war, however, will remain with parliament.

  5. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would stay in office until 2029. Supporters say a "yes" vote would streamline and modernise the country; opponents fear the move would lead to increasingly authoritarian rule.
  6. Mr Erdogan assumed the presidency in 2014 after more than a decade as prime minister.
  7. The draft states that the next presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on 3 November 2019.
  8. Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), told a rally in Ankara that a "yes" vote would endanger the whole country.
  9. Campaigning on the referendum completed at 18:00 local time (15:00 GMT) on Saturday
  10. Voting due to get under way in the country's east at 07:00 local time (04:00 GMT) on Sunday and an hour later elsewhere.
  11. Some 55 million people are eligible to vote across 167,000 polling stations.
  12. Results are expected late on Sunday evening.
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    Turkey Constitutional referendum Opinion Poll 2017

Till now the Opinion Polls have indicated yes to be slight positive.


Turkey Constitutional referendum Results Live 2017

0% votes Counted

Candidate

Vote %

   
   

Electoral system of Turkey

The Electoral system of Turkey varies for general, presidential and local elections that take place in Turkey every four years, five years and five years respectively. Turkey has been a multi-party democracy since 1950 (officially since 1945), with the first democratic election held on 14 May 1950 leading to the end of the single-party rule established in 1923. The current electoral system for electing Members of Parliament to the Grand National Assembly has a 10% election threshold, the highest of any country.


Candidates for Constitutional referendum 2017

Theoretical distribution of votes according to party lines

Party

Leader

Party position

Total MPs

Eligible to vote

Voting yes

Voting no

 

AKP

Justice and Development Party

Binali Yıldırım

 Yes

317

315

315

0

 

CHP

Republican People's Party

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

 No

133

133

0

133

 

MHP

Nationalist Movement Party

Devlet Bahçeli

 Yes

39

39

33

6

 

HDP

Peoples' Democratic Party

Selahattin Demirtaş /Figen Yüksekdağ

 No

59

48

Boycotting

   

Independents

 

 No

2

2

0

2

Total

550

537

348

141

 

Turkey Parties and leaders

Justice and Development Party, Republican People's Party, Peoples' Democratic Party, Nationalist Movement Party,
Felicity Party, Great Union Party, Patriotic Party, Rights and Freedoms Party.


Turkey Constitutional referendum Results

Choice

Votes

 %

Yes

21,788,272

57.88

No

15,855,041

42.12

Valid votes

37,643,313

98.11

Invalid or blank votes

725,852

1.89

Total votes

38,369,165

100.00

Registered voters and turnout

52,051,828

73.71

Turkey Constitutional referendum 2017 Results Dates Voting Opinion Poll 

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