New Turkish Cyprus govt faces confidence vote on Thurs

The new government of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is getting ready to take a confidence vote, following the completion of debates over the government program in the parliament.

New Turkish Cyprus govt faces confidence vote on Thurs

The new government of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is getting ready to take a confidence vote, following the completion of debates over the government program in the parliament.

Adressing the General Assembly in the Parliament on the eve of Thursday's confidence vote, Turkish Cypriot Premier Irsen Kucuk said he initially set off to form a coalition government.

Kucuk said however that during talks with other parties he saw his efforts were in vain and decided that a minority government was more feasible.

He said he knew the difficulties of a minority government noting that they could not leave the country without a government.

He said he was confident he would win enough votes in the confidence vote, thanking in advance to the Democrat Party for its support.

Kucuk said he would pay a visit to Turkey in June following the confidence vote.

The government needs to receive simple majority of votes in order to win the confidence vote.

The DP and Freedom and Reform Party (ORP) announced earlier that they would support the National Unity Party's (UBP) minority government.

UBP holds 24 seats, CTP holds 15, DP holds 4 and ORP holds 2 seats in the 50-seat parliament.

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