Turkey passes 6 articles with referendum limit, talks go on

Turkish parliament accepted six articles of a constitutional bill on the first day of the second round of debates and voting of the amendment package.

Turkey passes 6 articles with referendum limit, talks go on

Turkish parliament on Sunday accepted six articles of a constitutional bill on the first day of the second round of debates and voting of the amendment package.

All six articles were accepted by votes in favor somewhere between 330 and 367, and thus they would be submitted to referendum.

The first article of the bill amending Article 10 of the Constitution on the Principle of Equality received 332 votes in favor against 75. In the first round of debates, the article had received 336 in favor against 70.

The second article of the bill amending Article 20 of the Constitution on "personal data" was accepted by 334 votes against 72. In the first round of debates, the article had
received 337 votes in favor and 68 lawmakers had voted opposed it.

The third article of the bill amending Article 3 of the Constitution over "ban on going abroad" received 335 votes in favor against 71. In the first round of debates, the article had received 337 in favor against 68.

The fourth article of the bill amending Article 41 of the Constitution on "the protection of family and children" received 338 votes as 69 votes were cast against it. In the first round of debates, the article had received 336 in favor against 69.

The fifth article of the bill amending Article 51 of the Constitution on membership to labor unions received 335 votes in favor against 70. In the first round of debates, the article had been accepted by 333 votes as 70 lawmakers had voted against it.

The sixth article of the bill amending Article 53 of the Constitution on collective bargaining for civil servants received 338 votes in favor against 71. In the first round of debates, the article had received 336 votes in favor and 70 votes against.

The parliament is set to continue talks on the constitutional amendment package on Monday. The General Assembly will convene at noon and began debating the seventh article of the bill on "the right for strike and lockout."


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