Turkish opposition refuses to create coalition with ruling party
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 9
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey's Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), which garnered 13.1 percent of votes in the recent parliamentary election, refuses to create a coalition government with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the Hurriyet newspaper reported June 9 citing the HDP leader, Selahattin Demirtas.
"If the Justice and Development Party addresses the Peoples' Democratic Party calling for a coalition government, we will refuse," he said.
Earlier, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan instructed Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who also heads the Justice and Development Party, which scored 40.9 percent of the vote at the parliamentary election, to form a new government.
Turkey's new government should be formed within 45 days.
On June 7, Turkey held parliamentary election, which involved 20 political parties. Some 53,765,231 people cast their votes in the election.
The voting results in Turkey's June 7 parliamentary election are as follows: the ruling Justice and Development Party garnered 40.9 percent of the vote, the Republican People's Party (CHP) - 25 percent, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) - 16.3 percent, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) - 13.1 percent.
Other political parties as a whole gathered 4.7 percent of the vote.
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