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New Turkish PM plans to bolster Erdogan’s rule

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>> Turkey's incoming Prime Minister calling for a move to presidential rule. Announcing his top priority was to deliver a new constitution to create an Executive Presidency, handing President Tayyip Erdogan the broad powers he's long sought. Delegates from the ruling AK Party unanimously elected Transport Minister, Binali Yildrim, as their new party leader.
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The 60 year old was the sole candidate at the special congress. It was called after Ahmet Davutoglu was forced out following weeks of public tension with Erdogan. His replacement leaving no doubt he'll prioritize the policies closest to the president's heart. Erdogan and his supporters see an executive presidency akin to the system in the United States or France, as a guarantee against the fractious coalition politics that held the government back in the 1990s.
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The President's critics, including some within his own party, fear his tightening of power, accusing him of only furthering his own ambition. He now has an ally who's unlikely to step out of line.