World Bulletin / News Desk
A law on a constitutional amendment that would facilitate holding local elections in Turkey on October 27, 2013 was sent to Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Monday.
The amendment was approved by 360 votes at the Turkish Parliament on Friday paving the way for a referendum.
According to the Turkish constitution, President Gul has 15 days to review the amendment. He may send back the law on amendment to the parliament for further discussions or send it to the Turkish Prime Ministry for publication in the Official Gazette in which case a referendum must be held.
A referendum must take place on the amendment on the first Sunday after 60 days following the publication in the Official Gazette.
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