Turkish opposition says appealing referendum on Erdogan powers


Reuters

ANKARA, April 21 (Reuters) - Turkey's main opposition CHP
party said on Friday it was making a court appeal against the
decision by the High Electoral Board (YSK) to accept unstamped
ballots in the tightly contested referendum granting President
Tayyip Erdogan wide new powers.
    "We are filing an appeal to the council of state today
demanding the cancellation of the YSK decision to accept
unstamped ballots," CHP Deputy Chairman Bulent Tezcan said in a
statement.
    Turkey's council of state is the high judicial body handling
all complaints and appeals against state and public
institutions. The CHP and a pro-Kurdish opposition party had
pledged to take legal action against what they said were
irregularities in Sunday's referendum.
    Tezcan also said the CHP would demand that the official
results of the referendum be postponed until the case is
resolved. The YSK had said on Sunday it would announce final
results 11-12 days after the vote.

 (Reporting by Gulsen Solaker and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by
Dominic Evans)
 ((Dominic.J.Evans@Thomsonreuters.com;))

Keywords: TURKEY POLITICS/OPPOSITION (URGENT)



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