PM Erdogan to form 60th government

Turkish President Sezer asked Erdogan to form the new government during the meeting at Cankaya Presidential Palace.

PM Erdogan to form 60th government
By Worldbulletin staff

A new era has officially started in Turkish politics with the oath taking ceremony held at the parliament.

Justice & Development (AK) Party Chairman and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan started to work on formation of the 60th government on Monday.

Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer received Prime Minister Erdogan at 11:00 a.m. at Cankaya Presidential Palace. During the meeting, Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer asked Erdogan to form the new government. According to the Constitution, the new government must be formed in 45 days.

The new MPs will undertake important tasks during this period, first of which will be the election of a new parliament speaker. Another task will be the election of the new president. After the parliament speaker is elected, the calendar for presidential election process will be determined. While applications will be received during the first 10 days of the 30-day period, votings will be held during the other 20 days.

Gul's candidacy for presidency

PM Erdogan will determine the candidates for parliament speaker's office and presidency. On the other hand, Foreign Minister and Deputy Premier Abdullah Gul's candidacy for presidency should become clear for the formation of the new government. If Gul becomes a candidate, current parliament speaker Bulent Arinc might demand to become the Deputy Premier.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Ağustos 2007, 16:53