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    In Turkey on Tuesday (16 October) the country's Prime Minister, Bulent Ecevit announced the resignation of his government.

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    MV Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit speaking in English
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    ECEVIT: "The results of the past elections of 14th October means that a mathematical reflection in the National Assembly has made a change of government necessary. Our party, the Republican People's Party's Competence body, which consists of the Central Executive Committee and the Executive Committee of our Parliamentary groups has met, as you know, yesterday evening, and considering the realities that emerged after the elections, and in full respect to the public opinion, as reflected in these elections, this has decided unanimously to leave government. As you know, before the meeting of the Party's Competence Committee, I consulted the cabinet members and they were all of the same opinion. Therefore, I have submitted the government's resignation to the President this morning."




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    Background: In Turkey on Tuesday (16 October) the country's Prime Minister, Bulent Ecevit announced the resignation of his government. The announcement was made soon after results of mid-term Parliamentary elections showed his party had suffered heavy losses. Observers say the resignation could mean a lengthy government crisis in Turkey. The main opposition group, the right-wing Justice party, does not have enough seats to rule alone, and it has discounted any coalition. At a news conference after separate meetings with members of the cabinet and his Republican People's Party Executive, Mr. Ecevit said the decision to resign had been made in full respect of public opinion.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAFY0KA7I637MY5G9AOHIAI0AM
    Media URN:
    VLVAAFY0KA7I637MY5G9AOHIAI0AM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
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    N/A

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