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22 May 2016 Military News

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  • Referendum To Tighten Grip On Power Of Tajik Leader RFE/RL 22 May 2016 -- Voting has ended in Tajikistan's referendum on amendments to the constitution. (...) The amendments are expected to strengthen the grip on power of President Emomali Rahmon.
  • Turkey new PM to place more power in Erdogan's hands RFE/RL 22 May 2016 -- Turkey's newly-elected prime minister plans to place more power in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hands by switching from the existing parliamentary system to an executive presidential system.
  • Erdogan Ally Set to Become New Turkish PM VOA 22 May 2016 -- In Turkey, a close ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been selected leader of the country's ruling party, becoming the presumptive prime minister. The move is seen as the latest step by the president to consolidate his grip on power and his bid to turn Turkey into an executive presidency.
  • President Tsai urges U.S. support for Taiwan's TPP bid CNA 22 May 2016 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday urged the United States to support Taiwan's bid for the U.S.-led trade bloc Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • Kerry Urges More Reforms During Visit to Myanmar VOA 22 May 2016 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has hailed Myanmar's transition to democracy, but urged its new civilian led government to continue its work on implementing key reforms meant to improve developments and human rights.
  • Some 4,300 Officials Reprimanded for Misconduct in China in April Sputnik 22 May 2016 -- The ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) reprimanded 4,300 officials last month for disciplinary violations, the CPC's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a statement on its website Sunday.



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