TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Turkey’s president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be sworn in on June 3, while the country’s new government may take the oath on the following day, a source in Ankara said.
“The president will take oath and assume the office on Saturday. On Sunday, cabinet members are expected to be sworn in, and the new government will begin its work,” the source told TASS.
Spokesperson for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Omer Celik said that Erdogan may announce the make-up of his new cabinet immediately after taking oath. Only three ministers from the current cabinet are expected to retain their posts – the ministers of foreign affairs, interior and defense.
On Wednesday, Erdogan will hold the last session of the current government.
Turkey’s highest election authority, the Supreme Election Council, published the official results of the May 14 parliamentary election on Tuesday. In accordance with the protocol, parliament members are to take the oath on June 2.
The runoff of the presidential election was held in Turkey on May 28. The Supreme Election Council declared Erdogan winner based on preliminary results. With 99.43% of ballots counted, he received 52.14% of the vote, while opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu won 47.86%.