Turkish Cypriot president approves new government

New Prime Minister Omer Kalyoncu reveals new cabinet after predecessor's shock resignation

Turkish Cypriot president approves new government

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci has approved a new coalition government cabinet under Prime Minister Omer Kalyoncu.

The move comes after former prime minister Ozkan Yorgancioglu stepped down on July 4 after losing a party leadership vote in June.

Two days later, Akinci asked Republican Turkish Party-United Forces MP Kalyoncu to form a new government.

Kalyoncu's party formed a coalition with the National Unity Party and announced the government's new cabinet list after submitting it for the president’s approval on Wednesday.

 26 seats are needed for a majority to form a government.

The Republican Turkish Party-United Forces has 21 seats and National Unity Party has 18 seats while the Democratic Party and Communal Democracy Party are represented with eight and three seats, respectively.

Last Mod: 15 Temmuz 2015, 14:32
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