Turkey’s ruling party nominates PM as parliament speaker

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Saturday nominated Prime Minister Binali Yildirim as parliament speaker for the coming term.

“According to the internal regulations of the parliament, the election for the parliamentary speaker will take place on July 12 (Thursday),” AK Party’s parliamentary group chairman Naci Bostanci told reporters.

“The process of the parliamentary speaker election will not take long. So, I assume it will conclude in a day,” Bostanci said.

Also speaking to reporters, Yildirim said: “Hopefully it will be good to our state and nation.” Yildirim is the last prime minister in Turkey, which has shifted from the parliamentary system of government to a presidential one as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the recent presidential elections.

Erdogan is set to be sworn in at parliament on Monday, and then announce a new government lineup.

Yildirim’s premiership is due to conclude once a new government is formed.

Source: Kuwait News Agency