Turkey's first popularly elected president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, assigned new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to form the country's 62nd government.
Davutoğlu will submit the composition of his new government to Erdoğan at 11.30 a.m. local time (0830GMT) on Friday.
Davutoğlu, who has been serving as foreign minister since 2009, was elected chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party at an extraordinary congress Thursday and became, de facto, prime minister.
Davutoğlu becomes the second chairman of the AK Party succeeding Erdoğan, who had been party leader for 15 years.
Turkey's 12th president, Erdoğan, was elected on August 10, garnering around 52 percent of the vote. He was sworn in Thursday.
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