The World Post quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Aaron Stein on the AKP’s desire to change the presidential system in a change to the constitution:

“The opposition parties are not against the change to the constitution. The opposition parties are against the presidential system being included in that change to the constitution,” Aaron Stein, non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council, told The WorldPost.


“Turkish voters had rejected the concept [of executive presidency] in June, and now the AKP is basically rolling it back out in a repackaged form using the election results as the means to do so,” Stein explains.

Whether the party will be able to win the population’s support for the change remains to be seen.

“History tells us that it will be a very heavy lift, but that they’ll put everything they’ve got into it,” Stein says.

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