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New Turkish cabinet wins parliamentary backing

New Turkish cabinet wins parliamentary backing
Justice and Development (AK) Party deputies carry confidence vote in 550-seat parliament

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey’s new government won a parliamentary vote of confidence on Sunday.

Prime Minister and ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party chairman Binali Yildirim’s government received 315 votes while 138 lawmakers voted against the administration.

The party has 317 deputies in the 550-seat Grand National Assembly. Only 453 deputies attended Sunday's vote.

In a statement earlier, the AK Party said one of its deputies was unable to attend the vote; the remaining deputy is the speaker of parliament and is excluded from voting.

Yildirim named a new cabinet on May 22 after former prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s resignation on May 5.

source: News Feed
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