The official results of the Turkish general elections have not yet been announced, but the Opposition Leader, Bulent ecevit is confident he will form the country's next government.
SV Supporters of Turkish Opposition Leader, Bulent Ecevit, chanting outside his office in Ankara
LV ZOOM TO Ecevit waving from balcony
SV Crowd capping and cheering
LV INTERIOR Ecevit at news conference (Speech starts at 30 feet/48 secs)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: ECEVIT: "I think that no other party is in a position to claim to be able to set up a government, and in order to get that vote of confidence, it is so essential to obtain the absolute majority of the national assembly."
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Background: The official results of the Turkish general elections have not yet been announced, but the Opposition Leader, Bulent ecevit is confident he will form the country's next government. a large group of his supporters staged a rally in Ankara on Monday (6 June). However, the incomplete election results show that his republican People's Party (R.P.P.) might not win an overall parliamentary majority.
SYNOPSIS: Mr Ecevit's party made major gains to win about half the 450 seats in the national assembly, and he'll have first chance to form a government because he's the leader of the biggest party.
Most political observers are giving him a solid chance of taking and holding power, even if his party doesn't win an outright majority of seats. Mr Ecevit has already claimed victory, but the questions is, ???ow is he going to win a vote of confidence.