53rd government of Turkey
The 53rd government of Turkey (6 March 1996 – 28 June 1996), known as "ANAYOL" or "Second Mesut Yılmaz government," was a coalition government formed by True Path Party (DYP) and Motherland Party (ANAP).
In the elections held on 24 December 1995, five parties entered the parliament with no party holding the majority. The coalition talks continued for more than two months, and finally, two parties, Motherland Party (ANAP) and True Path Party (DYP), agreed to form the coalition. Although their total number of seats in the parliament (268 out of 550) was still less than 50%, Democratic Left Party (DSP) promised to support the government during the voting of confidence without participating in the government. According to the agreement, the leader of ANAP would become the prime minister, but DYP would receive more seats in the cabinet.
In the list below, the serving period of cabinet members who served only a part of the cabinet's lifespan are shown in the column "Notes".
Both coalition parties had a similar ideology but were rivals of one another. Thus, from the first day, the coalition was faced with difficulties. On 24 May 1996, True Path Party (DYP) decided to withdraw from the government and formed another coalition with the Welfare Party (RP) on 28 June.
52nd government of Turkey
|53rd Government of Turkey
6 March 1996 – 28 June 1996
54th government of Turkey