Turkish opposition parties nominate candidates for post of parliament speaker
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 24
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The opposition parties of Turkey nominate candidates for the post of speaker of parliament, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet said June 24.
Republican People's Party has put forward the former party leader Deniz Baykal, who now temporarily heads the Turkish parliament, as a candidate for this post.
The Nationalist Movement Party has put forward the former head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu as a candidate for the post of speaker of parliament. Ihsanoglu was elected as MP from this party.
Turkey held parliamentary election June 7, which involved 20 political parties. Over 53 million people cast ballots in this election.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has submitted a resignation letter June 9.
The Turkish president accepted the resignation of the prime minister, but Davutoglu will officiate until the formation of the new government.
As a result of the parliamentary election, the ruling Justice and Development Party garnered 40.9 percent of the votes, the Republican People's Party (CHP) - 25 percent, the Nationalist
Movement Party (MHP) - 16.3 percent, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) - 13.1 percent.
The other political parties gathered a total of 4.7 percent of the votes.
The coalition government should be formed in Turkey, within 45 days after announcing the results of the parliamentary election.
Edited by CN
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