The new leader of the ruling party in Turkey, was unanimously elected Minister of transport Binali Yildirim, he, respectively, will become Prime Minister of the country, reports Reuters.
60-year-old politician was one of the founders of the party of justice and development party (AKP) of Turkey along with President Tayyip Erdogan, voted for by all 1405 delegates at the party Congress. Sam Yildirim said that the AKP will continue the way of Erdogan”.
Later it became known that Erdogan has accepted the resignation of the previous Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, and asked the new leader of the ruling party to form the new government, thus confirming him as the new Prime Minister of the country. “Our President instructed the Chairman of the AKP Binali Yildirim, to form 65-e the government”, — reads the statement of the head of state.
Yildirim was the only candidate for the role of head of the party. According to the Agency, his election will allow Erdogan, seeking to expand its powers, to strengthen the control over the government.
Davutoglu announced the decision to resign from the post of leader of the ruling party and the Prime Minister on 5 may. “After consultation with the President, I came to the conclusion that the change of the party leader and Prime Minister will be for the better,” he said.
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