No coalition gov’t in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 13
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed to agree on the formation of a coalition government, the Turkish news TV channel TRT Haber said Aug.13.
Such a decision was made after the final meeting of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu with the head of the opposition Republican People's Party Kemal Kilicdaroglu, according to the TV channel.
It was earlier reported that the Turkish opposition Republican People's Party put forward the final terms for the formation of a coalition government with the Justice and Development Party.
One of the opposition's demands is that the members of the Republican People's Party must head the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of 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 took 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 Republican People's 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.
Follow the author on Twitter: @rhafizoglu