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(International) New Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly

Xinhua News Agency, Ankara, February 24th, the Turkish Grand National Assembly elected the candidate of the ruling Justice and Development Party (positive party) Mustafa Sentop for the new appointment on the 24th. speaker.

According to the parliamentary press communique, three rounds of voting were held on the day's election. In the third round of voting, Sentop received 336 votes in support and was elected with a half-support rate; the largest opposition Republican People's Party candidate, Enkin Altai, received 124 votes.

Sent Top was born in August 1968 from the province of Tekirdag in northwestern Turkey and became the deputy speaker of the parliament in July 2018.

On December 29 last year, the President of the Turkish National Assembly, Yıldırım, was nominated as the candidate for the mayor of Istanbul. On February 18 this year, Yildirim announced his resignation and is preparing to compete for the mayor of Istanbul in the local elections to be held at the end of March.

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