Turkish Government Formally Resigns

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office says he has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's government to allow for the formation of a new government after his ruling party lost its parliamentary majority in a national vote. Erdogan is now expected give Davutoglu the difficult task of forming a coalition government. Opposition parties have vowed to resist any pact with the ruling party. They are likely to demand limitations on Erdogan's role in government, complicating any coalition talks. Tuesday's resignation is part of the political custom and the government will stay in office until a new one is set up.