Snap parliamentary election kicks off in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.1
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Snap parliamentary election kicked off in Turkey at 08:00 (UTC/GMT + 3 hours) Nov.1.
The parliamentary election will continue till 17:00.
Like in the previous parliamentary election, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Republican People's Party (CHP) are expected to be the main rivals.
Turkey held parliamentary election June 7, 2015 with participation of 20 political parties.
As a result of this election, the Justice and Development Party garnered the largest number of votes (40.87 percent). However, it lost the parliamentary majority and couldn't form a government alone for the first time since 2002.
Republican People's Party garnered 24.95 percent of votes, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) - 16.29 percent and the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) - 13.12 percent.
Turkish president instructed the AKP leader and acting Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form the cabinet of ministers July 9. The prime minister held talks with leaders of the three parliamentary parties, but couldn't reach an agreement.
The final meeting between Davutoglu and the leader of the oppositional Republican People's Party Kemal Kilicdaroglu was held Aug.13. However, they failed to agree on creating a coalition government.
Afterwards, Turkish prime minister said his country will repeatedly hold parliamentary election.
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