Turkish ruling party renominates current parl. speaker

Ismail Kahraman is expected to be re-elected on Nov. 20, two days before his two-year term is set to end

Turkish ruling party renominates current parl. speaker

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party renominated Ismail Kahraman as its parliament speaker candidate on Monday.

The incumbent speaker's two-year term started in November 2015 and will end on Nov. 22. He is expected to be re-elected on Nov. 20.

Turkey's parliament is set to elect a new speaker of the assembly next Monday after all the candidates file a declaration of intent to contest the elections by Thursday.

Lawmakers will elect the new speaker through a secret ballot of up to four rounds on a single day.

In the first two rounds, the candidates will seek a supermajority of 376 lawmakers in the 550-seat parliament.

In the third and fourth rounds, if necessary, a simple majority of 276 lawmakers will be enough to elect a new speaker.

The ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party holds 316 seats in parliament, while MHP has 36 seats.

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has named former Finance Minister Zekeriya Temizel as its candidate for the post.

The candidate of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) is Selma Irmak, who was sentenced on Nov. 3 to 10 years in prison on terrorism charges.

 
Last Mod: 13 Kasım 2017, 14:47
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