Government in Turkey - coalition or interim one?
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu starting from the next week will begin negotiations with political parties on forming a coalition government in the country.
But the beginning of talks does not mean that the search for a political ally will be successful. If a coalition government cannot be formed, an interim government is created, according to the laws of Turkey. The Cabinet of Ministers includes representatives of all political parties depending on the percentage of votes gained in the parliamentary election, according to the law.
In this case, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) will receive 11 ministerial portfolios in an interim cabinet, the Republican People's Party (CHP) - 6 portfolios, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) may claim to three ministerial portfolios each.
Independent MPs can be appointed the heads of the ministries of justice, transport, shipping and communications or candidacies for these positions can be found outside the parliament.
In case of formation of the interim government, president appoints an interim prime minister. Political parties have the right to refuse from participation in the interim government.
It is not ruled out that the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will do so and will explain its decision with the participation of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in the interim government. Although the interim government will exist only till the early parliamentary election, HDP won't miss the opportunity to at al least temporarily participate in the Cabinet of Ministers.
It is obvious that none of the political parties in Turkey will create a coalition with HDP. They used this party only for achieving their goal not to allow the Justice and Development Party to form the government by its own.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated July 3 that he doesn't rule out the holding of early parliamentary election. Erdogan said that if Turkey's political parties fail to form the government, early parliamentary election will be held.
The relations between the political parties represented in the country's parliament suggest that it will be so. In any case, the Justice and Development Party and the Nationalist Movement Party have a chance to form a coalition government. But time will tell whether they will use this chance or not.
The date of holding early parliamentary election in Turkey is set by the country's parliament.
Edited by SI
Rufiz Hafizoglu is the head of Trend Agency's Arabic news service, follow him on Twitter: @rhafizoglu