Turkish Parliament elects new Speaker
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 25, ARMENPRESS. The ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) candidate Mustafa Şentop has been elected new Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey, Anadolu reports.
He got 336 votes out of 600 seats in the Parliament.
The Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have nominated candidates for the Speaker, whereas the Nationalist Movement party has not nominated a candidate for the position and supported the AKP’s candidate.
Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey Binali Yildirim has resigned on February 18 to run for Istanbul mayor during the upcoming March 31 municipal elections.
Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan