Turkish president orders to form new gov’t
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 17
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has instructed Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form a new government, the Turkish TRT Haber TV channel reported Nov.17.
The government must be formed within 45 days after the official announcement of the results of the parliamentary election.
The ruling Justice and Development Party has 317 seats in the parliament, the Republican People's Party - 134 seats, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) - 40 and Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) - 59 seats, according to Turkey's Central Election Commission.
Turkey held snap parliamentary election Nov.1, as a result of which the Justice and Development Party garnered 49.41 percent of votes.
Republican People's Party (CHP) gathered 25.38 percent of votes, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) - 11.93 percent, Democratic People's Party (HDP) - 10.7 percent.
The remaining political parties garnered 2.58 percent of votes.
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