Prime Minister and Presidentelect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu as the chairman of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the new prime minister as expected.
So Erdoğan will remain the leader of Turkey and will have a major say in how the country will be run while Davutoğlu will be the party boss and the prime minister who will work with him as the leading all- powerful executive of the country.
From now on the AK Party slogan will be "All Together, for a New Turkey," which points to a new team effort. So Davutoğlu will lead the team and will follow the course set by Erdoğan.
Davutoğlu will face a tough task of shouldering the massive problems of Turkey and at home and abroad, but of course his greatest advantage will be the fact that Erdoğan will remain at the steering wheelhelm of Turkey.
His other advantage will also be the fact that he is in full grasp of the international issues of Turkey and will continue to be involved in them on a daily basis.
The Davutoğlu choice also means that while current President Abdullah Gül will return to the AK Party and he will face an uphill battle to climb to the leadership of the party and the government.
If Davutoğlu is successful, he will be there to stay, and with Erdoğan's help he will lead the AK Party to an election victory in the parliamentary polls in ten months' time. But if Davutoğlu fails then the party will naturally seek a new leader and this is where Gül may make a comeback. But it all depends on Davutoğlu's failure rather than Gül's political moves.
Both Erdoğan and Davutoğlu have to show special attention to the possible political intrigue that will be cooked up within the AK Party in the initial stage.
The fact that Gül and his wife made bitter statements saying they were stabbed in the back by AK Party conservatives shows the waters are not so calm.
If this critical period is overcome safely then Davutoğlu will be there to stay and Erdoğan will have a major advantage of ushering Turkey into a presidential system.
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