No 47



AKP Names Guler As New Energy Minister

Mehmet Hilmi Guler has been named the new Minister of Energy by the Justice and Development Party (AKP), which won 34.3% of the vote in the 3 November elections, giving it an overwhelming majority of 363 seats in Turkeys 550-member parliament. The only other party to cross the 10% threshold was the Republican Peoples Party (CHP) which took 19.3% of the vote and won 178 seats. Mr Guler is the former managing director of...