TRNC leader gives Erhuman mandate to form government

By Muhammet Ikbal Arslan

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (AA) – The leader of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) gave the head of the Republican Turkish Party a mandate Saturday to form a new government.

Ersin Tatar said he assigned Tufan Erhuman to form the new government.

Erhuman said there was more than one coalition possibility and he would try to form a government capable of finding solutions to problems faced by residents.

“We will meet with all political parties,” he told reporters after meeting with Tatar.

The support of 26 deputies is required for the establishment of a government in the TRNC’s Assembly of the Republic, which consists of 50 seats.

National Unity Party head Ersan Saner failed to form a government, the country's president said Saturday.