Turkish President Erdoğan to give mandate to Davutoğlu on June 24
DHA PhotoPresident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to give the mandate to form a government to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on June 24, officials told the Hürriyet Daily News on June 19.
Political parties will then have 45 days to form a government before the president has the right to take Turkey to a fresh election in the event of the failure of the talks.
The mandate will be given just a day after parliament is scheduled to be convened for the first time since the June 7 election, when the new lawmakers will take their oath.
As is custom, Erdoğan said he would give the mandate to the party that won the most seats in the election, which is the Justice and Development Party (AKP) with 258 seats. The second party is the Republican People’s Party (CHP) with 132 seats, while the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) both have 80 lawmakers.
Prime Minister Davutoğlu is expected to formally meet leaders of the other three parties in order to form a coalition government, and is likely to begin his talks with CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.