CHP questions legitimacy of appointments by outgoing AKP gov’t
ANKARAThe outgoing Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has made over 800 appointments since the June 7 parliamentary election, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) has said, questioning the legitimacy of those appointments.
“We can see that, since June 7 until now, with the exception of the routine assignments, the resigned government made 825 assignments by decree,” CHP Deputy Parliamentary Group Chair Akif Hamzaçebi said on Aug. 28.
“Between the day when the YSK [the Supreme Election Board] announced the election calendar and June 7, 2015, when the election was held, a period of around six months, 265 assignments were made by decree. In six months before the elections, 265 assignments were made, and in the two-and-a-half months following the elections, the number has risen to 825 assignments,” Hamzaçebi elaborated, speaking at a press conference at parliament.
“Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu speaks about ‘democracy, constitution, law.’ Mr. Prime Minister, is this your idea of the law? Is it right, legitimate and democratic for a government to make 825 assignments in two-and-a-half months while not having the people’s support behind it anymore? None of these assignments are being made without rhyme and reason. The AKP will most probably lose power in the Nov. 1 elections,” he said.
“This current government, who won’t find an opportunity to govern this country, wants to seize the future government’s opportunity to make assignments by filling current posts with persons whom it believes are close to it,” the CHP deputy suggested.