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Turkish president asks Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form new government

Published 17/11/2015 | 16:31

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks at the new parliament (AP)
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks at the new parliament (AP)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reappointed Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form a new government after his party's victory in the elections on November 1.

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The Justice and Development Party, founded by Mr Erdogan, regained the parliamentary majority it had had for 13 years until the previous election in June.

The November election was a re-run called by Mr Erdogan after efforts for a coalition government failed.

Erdogan formally asked Mr Davutoglu to form a council of ministers during a meeting on Tuesday.

Mr Davutoglu is expected to present a Cabinet list for Mr Erdogan's approval either on Thursday or Friday.

Earlier on Tuesday, newly elected MPs were sworn into office during a ceremony at parliament's first session since the election.

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