Turkey likely to create coalition goverment - Matthew Bryza
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 2
By Anahanum Khidayatova - Trend:
Over the last few days the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been moving towards a coalition with National Movement Party (MHP), Matthew Bryza, the former deputy assistant of the US secretary of state for South Caucasus, former US ambassador to Azerbaijan and director of International Centre for Defense Studies in Tallinn told Trend July 2.
He said the fact that at the election of the Speaker of the Turkish Parliament, which took place July 1, MHP in the end supported the candidate of the AKP Ismet Yilmaz; the MHP made a step towards creating a coalition with the AKP.
Temporary Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey Deniz Baykal was not able to win the election of parliament speaker. MHP even abstained from voting in favor of its candidate, the former head of the OIC Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, said Bryza.
"Davutoglu will try to form a coalition with MHP," he said. "I think they will argue very much especially over whether the political role of President Erdogan should be limited."
If the AKP and the MHP aren't able to form a coalition government within 45 days, early parliamentary election will be held in the country, said Bryza.
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 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.
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