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Briefing on support for the changes to the constitution
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Briefing on support for the changes to the constitution

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The government is about to begin campaigning in earnest to secure a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum on the proposed changes to the constitution set for April; success in the referendum for the government is currently not certain.

  • The nationalist MHP, whose leadership is supporting the government’s proposed changes, has still failed to convince its base, while the AKP’s base is not overwhelmingly supportive.
  • The government’s upcoming campaign, set to focus on security issues, will seek to appeal to AKP, MHP and even CHP supporters, but risks overusing the security issue.
  • The CHP and HDP’s uncoordinated opposition to the changes may inadvertently serve the government’s interests.
  • The government is set to invest considerable political capital in the changes: failure to introduce them would shake but probably not unseat the AKP.

 

With the proposed changes to the constitution passed in parliament, a referendum is set for April of this year, and the AKP is gearing up to campaign heavily for a ‘yes’ vote. If recent polls are accurate, the campaigning will be needed for the government to secure its desired result, as support for the changes is still below the required level. While a majority of AKP supporters say…

 

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26 January 2017

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