Turkey’s Erdogan expected to call new elections

ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was expected on Monday to formally call new elections for Nov. 1 and re-appoint Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form an interim administration, a day after the deadline passed for establishing a government following Turkey’s inconclusive election in June.

The Islamic-rooted ruling party, which Erdogan founded, lost its parliamentary majority in June for the first time since 2002. Davutoglu’s efforts to form a coalition alliance failed last week, setting the stage for Erdogan to declare repeat elections he is reported to have favored all along. Erdogan is thought to have pressed for new elections to give the ruling party the chance to win back its majority and rule alone.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4693883,00.html

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