At the launch of his party’s manifesto on April 16, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan pledged to replace the country’s constitution, push for democracy and reforms, and transform Turkey into one of the 10 largest economies in the world by 2023, Reuters reports. Erdogan also introduced proposals that he said would reduce unemployment, build homes for the poor and implement economic reforms. Reuters notes that Erdogan’s AK Party enjoys a comfortable lead in opinion polls and is likely to secure a third term of single-party rule.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.