Turkish opposition puts forward final terms for coalition formation
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 6
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Turkish opposition People's Republican Party has put forward the final terms for the formation of a coalition government with the Justice and Development Party, Kanal7 TV channel reported Aug. 6.
One of the opposition's demands is that the members of the People's Republican Party must head the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education.
Previously, in June, the People's Republican Party put forward terms for formation of a coalition government with the country's ruling Justice and Development Party.
Under those terms, the People's Republican Party leader should head Turkey's government for two years. Moreover, under the terms, the Turkish parliament was to be led by one of the People's Republican Party members.
The opposition was also demanding to appoint the parliament members representing the People's Republican Party as the ministers of justice, interior and education.
The final round of negotiations between the Justice and Development Party and the Republican People's Party on the formation of a coalition government will take place in Turkey Aug.3.
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.
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