>> Hundreds of Erdogan supporters, cheer on their president, a day after he won a historic referendum, which will give him sweeping new powers. It's being reported his first job as the country's executive will be to extend the country's state of emergency. He says he could also hold another referendum on reinstating the death penalty.
But not everyone is so supportive of his new role. The main cities, Istanbul and Kuren Izmir, voted against the changes. Reuters' Nicholas Tattersall in Istanbul says the vote has polarized the country.>> It's an outcome that has divided Turkey down the middle. Erdogan's fervent supporters coming out cheering, waving red flags at every appearance he's made since the results were announced.
On the other hand, in parts of Istanbul, residents furious at the result have been banging pots and pans from their windows. That's a traditional form of protest, last seen in Istanbul during the widespread anti-government protests of 2013.>> Some believe his slim win of just over 51% of the vote is not enough to allow him to rule the country until 2029.
And his opponents want to challenge the result. The main opposition to Erdogan's AK party, the People's Republican Party CHP, have demanded that the referendum gets nullified. In a dispute over irregularities in unstamped ballots, the high electoral board has decided to accept the votes. The pro-Kurdish opposition People's Democratic Party says the unstamped ballots affect 3 million voters, more than twice the margin of Erdogan's victory.
And a representative from the European election observer mission says the referendum in Turkey did not live up to the standards of the Council of Europe. But their efforts to overturn the vote may be in vain.>> It appears unlikely, at this stage, that those legal challenges will result in any kind of recount or rerun.
They'll be considered first of all by the electoral authorities. But the courts in Turkey are broadly seen as unlikely to rule against the outcome of the election.>> International reaction to the vote has so far been metered. There's been little, if any, congratulations from Western leaders.