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Northern Cyprus: Deadlock persists to form new government

Northern Cyprus: Deadlock persists to form new government
Tufan Erhurman says he failed to build consensus

By Muhammet Ikbal Arslan

LEFKOSA (AA) - The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus once again failed to form a government.

Tufan Erhurman, head of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP), returned the duty assigned to him on Thursday.

He met President Ersin Tatar at his official residence where he said they tried to base the government on six parties and technocrats.

“When we talked about the crisis government, we talked about a broad-based government model that would include all parties in the parliament if possible,” he said.

However, the talks did not reach a breakthrough, he added.

Erhurman was given the task to form a government on Nov. 21.

The support of 26 deputies is required for the establishment of a government in the island nation's Assembly of the Republic, which consists of 50 seats.

Presidential elections were held in Northern Cyprus this October. Since then, a deadlock persists over the forming of government.

* Writing by Havva Kara Aydin

source: News Feed
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