Given the results of the last general election of November 2015, the yes votes were far below anticipated. Yet the new constitution was drafted by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in collaboration with Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) that possessed 65 percent of the votes together. Yet the referendum results delivered almost 15 percent loss in these votes from which we infer that both among the AKP and the MHP voters, there were some who disapproved of the new Constitution.
Daily Arabic newspaper of Iraq, Az-Zaman is based in Baghdad and is published in London, Baghdad and Beirut simultaneously. Az-Zaman is the most read daily paper of Iraq and the prominent news resource. It was founded in 1997 and has weekly English edition as well.