Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (L) meets with main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu in Ankara, Turkey December 30, 2015. REUTERS/Hakan Goktepe/Prime Minister's Press Office/Handout via Reuters
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Turkey's political parties could complete work on efforts to draft a new constitution within six months, the prime minister said, but President Tayyip Erdogan's insistence on stronger presidential powers could yet hinder a deal.Two opposition parties have agreed to join a cross-party commission but are opposed to replacement of the country's parliamentary democracy with a full-blown presidential system.The Islamist-rooted AKP holds 317 of the 550 seats in parliament, but would need 330 votes to take a new constitution to a referendum and 367 seats to change it directly, meaning it is dependent on winning at least some opposition support.
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