Turkey’s AK Party prioritises five important projects ahead

Turkey’s governing Justice and Development Party (AK Party) promises five primary steps party will take after forming government

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Turkish Prime Minister and Justice and Development Party leader, Ahmet Davutoglu addresses his supporters at Ataturk Airport after the Nov. 1general election in Istanbul, Turkey on November 3, 2015

Reassuring the voter confidence by gaining nearly 50 percent of the votes in Nov. 1 general election, Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AK Party) says they will prioritise five important projects which will be implemented after the formation of the government.

According to national media outlets, AK Party leader Ahmet Davutoglu announced priorities in the party’s roadmap to be followed until 2019 as for instance, the formation of new constitution, economic transformation and mega projects.

With the establishment of the government, Davutoglu aims to take steps in five critical issues that are as follows;

- Regulations for new constitution and presidential system will be made

- 25 Economic Transformation Programme will be implemented

- The EU process will be accelerated through strong diplomacy

- Steps will be taken within the scope of National Unity and Brotherhood Project

- Implementation of mega projects within the scope of 2023 goals

New cabinet to be formed

Besides, Davutoglu is preparing for a fundamental change in Turkey’s 64th cabinet which will last for four years until the next election that will be held in 2019.

Davutoglu is expected to employ new members to the cabinet as well as keeping some of the experienced members.

In addition, there will be administrative changes in the parliament since the AK Party has 317 seats and is supposed to have five group deputy chairmen.

Prime Minister Davutoglu also plans to add new ministries to the government such as the Ministry of Human Rights and Migration as well as separating ministries such as Environment and Urban Development, Culture and Tourism, Youth and Sport, Transport and Maritime, Forestry and Water, Customs and Trade which are also on Davutoglu’s agenda.

Official results of Nov. 1 to be announced

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) which could take up to 12 days.

According to the usual process, YSK is expected to announce the official results on Nov. 12 and the deputies of the 26th Grand National Assembly will meet which will be followed by an oath ceremony on Nov. 17.

Following these steps, Turkey’s 64th government will be formed on Nov. 18 which is the anniversary of when the AK Party first formed government in 2002.

TRTWorld, AA