The suit for constitutional reform in Turkey

( CNN) On Sunday, Turkey will hold a referendum to vote on 18 proposed amendments to the Turkish Constitution, including the adoption of a presidential system of government.

By contrast, the constitutional reform bill represents a step in the right direction: a more resilient democracy, a stronger economy and increased checks and balances with a clear separation of powers.

Since 1960, at least four elected governments in Turkey have been removed from power by the military. The parliamentary system, which the takeover plotters designed to keep a lid on popular demands, tends to produce short-lived and unstable coalition governments.

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