Erdogan has dismissed claims by the secular Kemalist opposition.
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of the Kemalist opposition party CHP (Republican People’s Party), has questioned the legitimacy of the referendum election which has given President Erdogan sweeping new powers.
Hours later, the Deputy leader of the CHP Bulent Tezcan called for the results of the referendum to be annulled saying,
The election was won by Erdogan’s ‘YES’ faction with just over 51% of the vote.
A decision during the election was made to accept ballot papers that did not bear the official seal of Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council. Many said that the move was unprecedented, although chairman of the Supreme Electoral Council, Sadi Guven, has said that such things have happened before.
CHP leader Kilicdaroglu said of the vote,
Erdogan responded to claims by the secular opposition saying,
It seems like ‘questioning more’ is no longer permissible in Erdogan’s brave new Turkey.
Meanwhile, videos have emerged on social media which appear to show various kinds of voting irregularities.
Source: The Duran