Turkish president instructs PM to form temporary government
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 25
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan provided Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu with a mandate Aug. 25 to form a temporary government, which will operate until early election to the parliament, the president's administration said, RIA Novosti reported.
A statement about the Turkish president's decision to hold the early parliamentary election was published on the official website of the president. Earlier, President Erdogan said about the possibility of holding the election November 1.
"President Erdogan received Prime Minister Davutoglu Aug. 25," the statement said. "According to the Turkish constitution, the president instructed him to form a temporary government."
A temporary government must be formed within five days.
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.