Turkish parliament gives PM Davutoglu's cabinet confidence vote

"We promise before our nation and the parliament we will continue to determinedly work night and day," Turkish PM Davutoglu said.

Turkish parliament gives PM Davutoglu's cabinet confidence vote

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's PM Ahmet Davutoglu's Cabinet won a parliamentary vote of confidence Saturday after former PM Erdogan took the office of presidency on August 28.

Turkey's 62nd Cabinet, formed by Davutoglu, received backing from 306 MPs with 133 voting against in the 550-seat parliament where the ruling AK Party has 312 seats.

Davutoglu said in his vote of thanks speech before the Turkish Grand National Assembly that they are intent on building Turkey's future with positive contributions and taking into account criticism from opposition parties.

"We promise before our nation and the parliament that we will continue to determinedly work night and day," said PM Davutoglu, and added: "The future of our country is our common fate and future."

The parliament will convene Monday for the approval of the remaining articles of a 150-article 'bag of bills' -- the majority of which were passed in August -- and includes mining legislation tabled after May’s Soma disaster that killed 301 workers in Turkey's southwest.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Eylül 2014, 13:50
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