'Yes' votes ahead in Turkish referendum

More than 95 percent of ballots counted, Yes votes lead with more than 51 percent

'Yes' votes ahead in Turkish referendum

World Bulletin / News Desk

With more than 95 percent of the votes counted in Turkey’s constitutional referendum, Yes votes led on 51.5 percent.

At 7.35 p.m. local time (1635GMT), 95.04 percent of votes had been counted.

Figures from vote counts showed Yes on 51.70 percent -- 23,997,153 votes -- while No had 48.30 percent, or 22,420,313 votes.

Turkey headed to the polls on Sunday in a referendum on a 18-article bill that would see the country switch from a parliamentary to a presidential system.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Nisan 2017, 19:56