Ismet Yilmaz elected parliament speaker
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 1
By Rufiz Hafizoglu- Trend:
Ismet Yilmaz, nominated by the ruling Justice and Development Party of Turkey has been elected Turkey's parliament speaker, TRT Haber news channel reported July 1.
Earlier, the first and second rounds of voting for the speaker candidates were held in Turkey's parliament.
The other candidates for the parliament speaker were former head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu nominated by the Nationalist Movement Party, Deniz Baykal from the Republican People's Party and Dengir Mir Mehmet Firat nominated by the Peoples' Democratic Party.
Turkey held parliamentary election June 7, which involved 20 political parties. Over 53 million people cast ballots in this election.
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.
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