President Erdogan welcomes PM Davutoglu in Ankara

President Erdogan welcomes Prime Minister Davutoglu at his presidential complex located in Turkey’s capital Ankara

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey on November 3, 2015.

Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu at his presidential complex, following the Nov. 1 general election.

The election resulted in a landslide victory for the Justice and Development Party (AK Party). 

The meeting between Erdogan and Davutoglu took place at the presidential complex located in Bestepe district of Turkey’s capital Ankara.

According to the sources, the two discussed the election results and the legal process that needs to be followed to form Turkey’s 64th government.

Since the AK Party, which is led by Davutoglu gained the majority with 317 seats in the Grand National Assembly, President Erdogan is expected to give mandate to form a government to Davutoglu.

How Turkey's new government will be formed?

Starting tomorrow, 26th term deputies of the Turkey’s Grand National Assembly are expected to go to the parliament and register to get their certificates. 

Although the initial count has been completed for the Nov.1 general election, the figures still need to be verified by the Supreme Election Council (YSK) and that could take up to 12 days.

Once the final results are announced, the deputies of the 26th Grand National Assembly must meet and the deputies must take their oaths within five days.

The first meeting of the new assembly will be presided over by the former head of the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and newly elected Antalya deputy Deniz Baykal, who will preside over the parliament as he is the most senior member.

The next stage sees the new lawmakers elect a parliament speaker, the 27th in the history of the Republic of Turkey in a secret ballot.

Following the parliamentary selection, attention will focus on forming a government.


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