Turkish authorities to make last attempt to form gov’t with opposition party
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 31
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey's Justice and Development Party will make the last attempt to form a coalition government with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Anadolu agency reported July 31 citing the country's Minister for EU Affairs Volkan Bozkir.
If the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Republican People's Party (CHP) fail to agree on forming a coalition government, AKP will turn to the Nationalist Movement Party for the last time, he said.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that with each passing day, there remains less and less chance to form a coalition government in Turkey. Erdogan also said holding of snap parliamentary election in Turkey is not ruled out.
Meanwhile, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan said that of all the parties having a right to be represented in the country's parliament, the People's Republican Party (CHP) is closer to creation of a coalition government.
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was earlier reported to say that the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) refused to form a coalition government in Turkey.
Previously, in June, the People's Republican Party (CHP) put forward terms for formation of a coalition government with the country's ruling Justice and Development Party.
Under those terms, the CHP leader should head Turkey's government for two years. Moreover, under the terms, the Turkish parliament was to be led by one of the CHP members.
The opposition was also demanding to appoint the parliament members representing the CHP as the ministers of justice, interior and education.
Turkey held parliamentary election June 7, which involved 20 political parties.
Over 53 million people cast their votes in the election.
During the parliamentary election, Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party garnered 40.9 percent of the vote, while the People's Republican Party (CHP) gained 25 percent. Aside from that the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) got 16.3 percent, and the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) garnered 13.1 percent of the vote.
A coalition government should be formed in Turkey within 45 days after the announcement of the election results.
Edited by SI
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