Ruling AKP’s Mustafa Şentop re-elected parliament chair

Turkish parliament on Tuesday re-elected the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) nominee Mustafa Şentop as Parliament chair for another term.

The AKP lawmaker received 328 votes in the third round of voting in the 600-seat Turkish Grand National Assembly, T24 news site reported.

Tuesday’s vote saw the main opposition Republican People’s Party candidate Haluk Koç received 134 votes while the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party candidate Erol Katırcıoğlu and opposition centre-right Good Party candidate İmam Hüseyin Filiz, received 51 and 37 votes, respectively.

The 51-year-old AKP lawmaker was elected for his first term on Feb. 24, 2019 and has previously served as deputy chairman of the party as well as deputy chairman of the Constitution committee.