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Turkey Approves Election Law Seen Boosting Erdogan

  • Parliament approves changes following heated 20-hour debate
  • Opposition argued that changes could lead to election fraud
Turkish President Recep  Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep  Tayyip Erdogan

Photographer: ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Turkey’s parliament voted to approve sweeping changes to electoral laws that could help President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cement his grip on power.

The voting came at the end of a stormy, 20-hour debate in the parliament in Ankara where opposition parties warned that changes would undermine the integrity of the electoral process and increase the risk of vote fraud.