Turkish PM Resigns After Losing Majority In Parliamentary Elections

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet DavutoğParliamentary Assembly Session April 2011Session de l'Assemblée parlementaire avril 2011lu has resigned after his AK Party lost majority in parliamentary elections for the first time in the past 13 years.

After accepting his gesture, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdğgan has asked Davutoğlu to stay on until a new government is formed. Erdoğan is now expected to give Davutoğlu the job of forming a new coalition government.
The result came as a blow to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s plans to boost his office’s powers.
President Erdoğan, who first came to power as prime minister in 2003, had been seeking a two-thirds majority to turn Turkey into a presidential republic.





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