November 30, 2015 / 8:45 PM / in 3 years

Turkey's Davutoglu wins parliamentary vote of confidence

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu addresses a news conference after meeting NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, November 30, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s government on Monday won an expected vote of confidence in parliament and approval for its program, according to a live broadcast from parliament.

Davutoglu’s AK Party won 49.5 percent of the vote in a Nov. 1 election, just five months after it had lost its single-party majority in a June ballot. It failed to find a coalition partner, forcing the country into another round of voting.

Reporting by Ayla Jean Yackley; Editing by Richard Balmforth

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