Turkish government wins vote of confidence in parliament

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Turkish government wins vote of confidence in parliament
Ankara, Sep 6: The new Turkish government Saturday won a vote of confidence in parliament in capital Ankara.

Turkey's 62nd government won 306 votes from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) with 133 lawmakers from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) voting against it, Xinhua reported.

The new government was formed by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu of the ruling AKP.

On Aug 28, newly-elected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan designated Davutoglu to form the new government.

Davutoglu has been Erdogan's advisor from 2003 to 2009 when he was the foreign minister.

IANS

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