Turkish president tasks PM to form government
Azerbaijan , Baku, June 29 / Trend /
Turkish President Abdullah Gul has today asked current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to form a government, the Turkish media reported.
Parliamentary elections were held in Turkey on June 12. The ruling Justice and Development Party ( AKP ), headed by Erdogan, won the parliamentary elections gaining 50 percent of the votes.
According to the election results, Erdogan's party received 326 mandates in a new parliament. That will enable to form a single-party government, but will not give opportunities to independently approve new draft constitution in the parliament and hold a referendum on it, which was repeatedly stated by representatives of the ruling party.
According to the Turkish constitution, the government must be formed within 45 days from the date of the president's appropriate instructions to the party leader.
It has not yet been reported who will enter the new Turkish government. According to sources in Erdogan's party, Erdogan will present the list of the Cabinet of Ministers to the President before the end of this week.