Coalition talks between ruling AKP, main opp. CHP fail

Coalition talks between AK Party and CHP ended negatively, setting the stage for a snap election later this year

Coalition talks between ruling AKP, main opp. CHP fail

World Bulletin / News Desk

Coalition talks between ruling AK Party and the main opposition CHP ended negatively Thursday, setting the stage for a snap election later this year.  

After 1,5 hours long final round of negotiations between Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu ended, both AK Party and CHP sources told Reuters that coalition could not be formed and the country will hold early elections within three months.

Haberturk also reported that AK Party sources notified about early elections being held in November.

Prime Minister Davutoğlu informed that separation point between the parties was education and foreign policy. 

Davutoğlu also verified the expectation of early elections. 

"The strong possibility of early elections appears ahead of us," Turkish PM said in a press conference at the AK Party headquarters in Ankara.

During June 7 national elections, no single party received the majority of seats in the parliament to form a single-party government, which made the ruling AK Party unable to govern alone for the first time since it came to power in 2002.

AKP and CHP representatives have held several preliminary talks since July, while the leaders of the two parties held two meetings on Monday and Thursday.

The Turkish president is expected to call for a snap election if no parties agree on a workable coalition deal within a period of 45 days which will end in August 23.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Ağustos 2015, 17:29
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