Turkey to announce cabinet of newly opened 64th parliament

New cabinet council of Turkey expected to be announced as parliament opens on Nov. 17

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Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu is expected to announce the members of the new cabinet on Nov. 19 or on Nov. 20.

The members of Turkey’s new cabinet council are expected to be announced as the country's parliament opened on Nov. 17 with newly elected MPs taking their oaths.

Newly elected legislators began to take their oaths of office on Tuesday with an official ceremony held in Turkey’s capital Ankara at the parliament to form the country’s 26th government cabinet.

Turkish Prime Minister and AK Party Chairman Ahmet Davutoğlu also took his oath of office in the ceremony.

After taking his oath in the parliament, the prime minister met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential complex and was given a mandate to form the new government.

Davutoglu is expected to announce the members of the new cabinet on Nov. 19 or on Nov. 20.

Meanwhile, the interim government of Turkey will remain in charge until a new government is formed, according to a motion published in the Official Gazette on Nov.16.

The new cabinet will start work after the deputies choose the new speaker of parliament on Nov. 22.

The members of the cabinet will be determined according to proportion of the parties' representation in Parliament.

Accordingly, 10 deputies  from the AK Party, five from the Republican People's Party (CHP), two from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and one from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will take part in the 18 seat cabinet.

Media reports say the number of vice presidents in the cabinet will rise to 5 from 4 and Yalcin Akdogan, Numan Kurtulmus and Tugrul Turkes are highly likely to keep their seats as vice presidents.

Former Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan is mentioned among those likely to take over the Foreign Ministry.

It is also expected that Davutoglu will include two women in the new cabinet who are likely to be Oznur Calik and Ayse Kesir.

TRTWorld and agencies