Turkey to Hold Snap Parliamentary Election November 1

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan receives Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, August 25. Erdogan has called for fresh parliamentary elections, in a widely anticipated move after two months of coalition talks failed to produce a coalition government ahead of a deadline. Erdogan met Davutoglu on Tuesday and was expected to ask Davutoglu to form a temporary power-sharing government ahead of an election slated for Nov. 1. Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Palace Press Office/Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - The chairman of Turkey's election board, Sadi Guven, on Tuesday confirmed Nov. 1 as the date for a snap parliamentary election.

Turkey held a parliamentary election on June 7th but its political parties failed to form a working coalition government after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's AK Party was denied a single party government for the first time in 13 years.