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  PartyJustice and Development
NameRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
Votes21,000,143 (51.79%)
Margin5,412,423 (+13.35%)
Term08/28/2014 - 08/00/2019

Institutions DETAILS
Parents > Turkey  
Established October 29, 1923
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedPatrick March 09, 2007 12:49pm
DescriptionThe President is the head of the state. He/she represents the Republic of Turkey and the unity of the Turkish Nation. A president is elected from among individuals who are at least forty years of age, deputies who have received higher education or Turkish citizens who are qualified to be elected as a deputy. He/she is selected by the TGNA by secret ballot and with a two-thirds majority of the total number of parliament members. The term of office is seven years.

The President ensures the implementation of the Constitution and the regular and harmonious functioning of the organs of State. In the legislative field, the President’s duties are to convene the TGNA when necessary; to promulgate laws and when deemed necessary to return laws to Parliament to be reconsidered; to hold a referendum for constitutional amendments when he/she considers it necessary; to file a suit at the Constitutional Court claiming that there are violations of the Constitution related to laws and decrees having the force of law and the Internal Regulations of the Parliament, and to call new TGNA elections when the necessity arises. His/her functions in the executive field are quite comprehensive. He/she appoints the Prime Minister, and the ministers upon the proposals of the Prime Minister; sends representatives of the Turkish State to foreign countries, receives representatives of foreign states, and ratifies and promulgates international agreements. Furthermore, he/she functions as the head of the National Security Council and the Council of Ministers when necessary; signs decrees; commutes or pardons the sentences of certain convicts if the conditions are met, and appoints or selects the members of the State Supervisory Council, the Higher Education Council and university rectors. The President’s functions related to the judiciary are limited to selection of members of the Supreme Courts.


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