Turkey should have switched to presidential form of gov’t long ago - PM

  05 July 2018    Read: 822
Turkey should have switched to presidential form of gov’t long ago - PM

Turkey should have switched to the presidential form of government long ago, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, Turkish media reported July 5. 

Yildirim said that this issue was put on the agenda of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) for a long time.

“The parliamentary form of government didn’t meet the interests of a new, more developed and stronger Turkey,” Yildirim noted.

He added that after the parliamentary and presidential elections were held in the country, it is safe to say that Turkey has completely switched to the presidential form of government.

On July 4, the Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey (YSK) announced the final results of the parliamentary and presidential elections, which took place on June 24.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan gained 52.59 percent of the votes in the presidential election, according to the YSK.


Muharrem Ince from the Republican People’s Party (CHP) gained 30.64 percent of the votes, Meral Aksener from the Good Party (Iyi Parti) - 7.29 percent, Selahattin Demirtas from the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) – 8.4 percent, Temel Karamollaoglu from the Felicity Party (Saadet Partisi) - 0.89 percent and Dogu Perincek from the Patriotic Party (Vatan Partisi) - 0.2 percent.

As for the parliamentary election, the political bloc of Justice and Development Party gained 42.56 percent, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) - 11.1 percent of the votes, Republican People's Party – 22.65 percent, Iyi Parti – 9.96 percent, Democratic People's Party – 11.70 percent, Saadet Partisi – 1.23 percent and Vatan Partisi – 0.23 percent of votes.

Thus, the Justice and Development Party will be represented in the country's parliament by 295 MPs, Nationalist Movement Party by 49 MPs, Republican People’s Party by 146 MPs, Iyi Parti by 43 MPs and People’s Democratic Party by 67 MPs.

Saadet Partisi and Vatan Partisi will not be represented in the parliament of the country.


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