Voting for candidates for post of speaker begins in Turkish parliament
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 30
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The voting for candidates for the post of speaker has begun in the Turkish parliament, the Turkish news TV channel TRT Haber said June 30.
The voting will be held in three rounds. The second and the third round will be held on July 1.
The ruling Justice and Development Party of Turkey has nominated Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz, Nationalist Movement Party - former head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu for the post of speaker. The Republican People's Party has nominated former party leader Deniz Baykal.
At present, Baykal temporarily heads the Turkish parliament.
The Peoples' Democratic Party nominated Dengir Mir Mehmet Fırat, the former deputy chairman of the Justice and Development Party. Later he joined the Peoples' Democratic Party.
Turkey held parliamentary election June 7, which involved 20 political parties. Over 53 million people cast ballots in this election.
The coalition government should be formed in Turkey, within 45 days after announcing the results of the parliamentary 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.
Edited by CN
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