Former Parliament speaker encourages early formation of gov't for stability

MEHMED CAVID BARKÇIN
ANKARA
Published 24.06.2015 19:49
Updated 24.06.2015 19:52

As the newly elected deputies took their oaths during the first session of the Parliament on June 23, the process of forming the new government draws near after electing the new parliamentary speaker.

In regard to the government formation process, Cemil Çiçek, the former speaker of the Parliament and a senior Justice and Development Party (AK Party) deputy, warned that prolonging the process may halt the stability of the country and affect even the daily life of the nation. Çiçek continued his statements by adding that politicians should take more responsibility to prevent such a possibility.

Underlining that the formation of a government is a better option than early elections, Çiçek said political rigidity proved to be counter-productive and politicians who followed this trend tend to be forgotten, thus emphasizing the necessity of an open-door policy.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, after his previous counsel with top-ranking party officials and senior members, will consult with the newly-sworn deputies on subjects ranging from the decrease in the AK Party's votes to the possibility of a coalition. Davutoğlu is also expected to discuss with the deputies what they think about various coalition scenarios and with which party the coalition should be formed, along with conveying them his expectancies for the new term of the Parliament. Davutoğlu, who previously obtained authorization to form a coalition from the decision-making body of the party, is anticipated to evaluate the election surveys conducted in cities and reports regarding the results of the elections from provincial party administrations.

In efforts to prevent disruption to Turkey's stability, all government officials are working to prevent a snap election. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in his earlier speech, addressed political party leaders, saying that they should leave their 'egos' aside and focus on creating solutions, rather than crises.

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