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Following the Supreme Election Council's (YSK) announcement of the official referendum results from the April 16 constitutional amendment package, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) has begun the process of inducting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan into the party, and he is expected to make his membership official today.
Axar.azn reports citing to Dailysabah as a result, an era of reshuffling and restructuring is expected to begin within the party before the 2019 municipal and presidential elections. Ahead of Erdogan's return, the AK Party's top executive body, the Central Executive Committee (MYK), gathered yesterday at the party's headquarters in Ankara to formally decide to hold an extraordinary congress to nominate President Erdogan as the sole candidate for AK Party chairmanship. Furthermore, in the three-hour meeting, followed by a Central Decision Board (MKYK) meeting, the results from the April 16 referendum were discussed in detail, but the main topic of both meetings was the third extraordinary meeting, which was officially set in an announcement yesterday for May 21. Speaking yesterday at a press conference in Ankara after the MKYK meeting, AK Party spokesman Yasin Aktay stated that although it is not going to be his "traditional balcony speech," President Erdogan is expected to address his party members today after the ceremony. Aktay also added that Erdogan's membership to the party was approved by a majority of votes during the meeting.
2017.05.02 / 09:12