Turkish government wins parliamentary backing

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ANKARA

Turkey’s new government won a parliamentary vote of confidence and backing for its program Monday night.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s government received 315 votes while 194 lawmakers voted against the administration.

The ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party has 317 seats in the 550-seat Grand National Assembly.

Davutoglu named a new Cabinet on Nov. 24 following a general election three weeks earlier that gave the party 49.5 percent of the vote in a rerun of the June election that failed to produce a single-party majority.

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