Former Turkish PM Binali Yıldırım becomes first parliament speaker of new system

Former Turkish PM Binali Yıldırım becomes first parliament speaker of new system

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Turkish lawmakers on Thursday elected Turkey’s last Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım to be the first speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly under a new government system.

In the first round, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) candidate Binali Yıldırım received 331 votes in the speaker election in 600-seat Parliament, with main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) Erdoğan Toprak receiving 134 votes, followed by opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) candidate Meral Danış Beştaş with 65 votes, opposition Good Party’s (IP) Hayrettin Nuhoğlu with 43 votes and Felicity Party’s (SP) Nazır Cihangir Islam with four votes. Four votes were deemed invalid.

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