Erdogan Doesn't Have Votes To Rewrite Turkey's Constitution
This is the first time the A.K.P. has lost its majority in more than a decade.By Jake Godin, Christina Hartman | June 8, 2015
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party — or A.K.P. — has lost its majority in Parliament. (Video via Justice and Development Party)
That's a big deal because Erdogan was looking to rewrite the country's Constitution — a "new Turkey" in his words, with an executive presidency that would give his office more powers.
Now, the A.K.P. did still get more votes than any other party — about 41 percent. But it'll lose 69 of its 327 seats in Parliament.