Erdogan: Turkey will hold snap election on November 1

Istanbul, August 21, AZERTAC

Turkey will hold a snap election on November 1 and an interim government will be formed in the meantime, if necessary with members from outside parliament, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said in televised remarks broadcasted by the Turkish media.

The official timing of the elections will be set by the country`s election commission, which is not allowed to set a date until Sunday, when a deadline for creating a coalition after the last elections expires.

The 45-day period to form a new coalition in the country is to officially end on August 23.

The elections should be held 90 days after being called, but the country`s election board can set it earlier than the official schedule in question.

According to the constitution, the AK Party will be able to continue as a minority government until elections if a majority in parliament votes in favour of holding early polls. In that case, the president has the right to order early elections.

Sabir Shahtakhti

Special correspondent



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