A Small Yes for Presidentialism: The Turkish Constitutional Referendum of April 2017

  title={A Small Yes for Presidentialism: The Turkish Constitutional Referendum of April 2017},
  author={Berk Esen and Şebnem G{\"u}m{\"u}şç{\"u}},
  journal={South European Society and Politics},
  pages={303 - 326}
Abstract Following four elections in three years, on 16 April 2017 Turkish voters once again went to the polls - this time under the emergency law established after the failed coup attempt of July 2016 - to vote on constitutional amendments aimed at replacing the existing parliamentary system with an executive presidency. This article reviews the content of the proposed constitutional amendments, analyses the campaign including the strategies employed by the main political actors in the ‘Yes… 

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