Ex-leader Gul says Turkey needs stronger parliament, not presidency

April 16, 2015 8:32 AM

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Ex-leader Gul says Turkey needs stronger parliament, not presidency

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey needs a better parliamentary system, not a more powerful presidency, former President Abdullah Gul said, in clear disagreement with his successor's drive to change the constitution and give the head of state executive powers.

Gul, who spoke to investors at a Financial Times summit late on Wednesday, predicted his ruling AK Party could cede some votes to opposition parties in coming June polls, but would still be able to form a government by itself.

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