Turkey's FM Gul to visit opposition parties

Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul on Tuesday was set to visit opposition party leaders in a gesture of respect at having been renominated as his party's sole candidate for the presidency in elections.

Turkey's FM Gul to visit opposition parties
Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul on Tuesday was set to visit opposition party leaders in a gesture of respect at having been renominated as his party's sole candidate for the presidency in elections.

Parliament is scheduled to meet on August 20 for a first round of voting on the new president.

Gul is not expected to win the two-thirds of the vote necessary to be elected in the first or second rounds, but with the AKP holding a strong majority in parliament, he is expected to be elected in the third round.

One of the main opposition parties, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has promised to take part in the vote thus ensuring that quorum will be reached.

DPA
Last Mod: 14 Ağustos 2007, 11:47
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