Turkish Electoral Council Rejects Opposition's Appeal Against Referendum Results

© Sputnik / Erhan DemirtasVoting at a polling station during the referendum in Istanbul
Voting at a polling station during the referendum in Istanbul - Sputnik International
Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council (SEC) rejected the opposition's appeal against the results of the constitutional referendum, including the demand of the main opposition Republican People's Party to cancel the vote results, the NTV television channel said Wednesday citing the SEC decision.

ANKARA (Sputnik) — One SEC member voted for satisfying the appeal, 10 voted against.

During Sunday's referendum, Turkish citizens supported the government-backed constitutional changes to shift to a presidential system, and therefore broaden the sitting president's powers. The preliminary results showed that "yes" votes stood at 51.41 percent with all ballots counted.

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