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Levent Gök (born 24 October 1959) is a Turkish politician from the Republican People's Party (CHP) who currently serves as one of the three parliamentary group leaders for his party since 22 August 2014. He succeeded Muharrem İnce, who resigned to contest the 18th CHP Extraordinary Convention as a leadership candidate. He has been a Member of Parliament for Ankara's first electoral district since the 2011 general election.

Levent Gök

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Deputy Speaker of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
12 July 2018
SpeakerBinali Yıldırım
Serving withMustafa Şentop
Mithat Sancar
Celal Adan
Preceded byYaşar Tüzün
Parliamentary group leader of the Republican People's Party
In office
22 August 2014 – 8 July 2018
LeaderKemal Kılıçdaroğlu
Serving withAkif Hamzaçebi (2014-15)
Özgür Özel
Engin Altay
Preceded byMuharrem İnce
Succeeded byEngin Özkoç
Member of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
12 June 2011
ConstituencyAnkara (I) (2011, June 2015, Nov 2015, 2018)
Personal details
Born (1959-10-24) 24 October 1959 (age 59)
Balıkesir, Turkey
Nationality Turkey
Political partyRepublican People's Party
EducationLaw
Alma materAnkara University, Law School

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Early life and careerEdit

Levent Gök was born in Balıkesir on 24 October 1959 and graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law. Becoming a freelance lawyer, he was an executive board member of the Human Rights Association and also served as a delegate for the Turkish Bars Association. He is married with two children and can speak English at a fluent level.[1]

Political careerEdit

Member of ParliamentEdit

Having served as the President of the Republican People's Party (CHP) Ankara Provincial Branch, Gök was elected as a CHP Member of Parliament for Ankara's first electoral district in the 2011 general election. He was re-elected in June 2015 and November 2015.[2]

Party Council and group leaderEdit

In 2012, Gök was elected to the CHP Party Council, but resigned on 22 August 2014 after being elected as one of the party's parliamentary group leaders. He was elected after Muharrem İnce, a former group leader, resigned in order to run against Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu in the 18th CHP Extraordinary Convention. He was re-elected to the position in the 25th and 26th Parliaments in June and November 2015 respectively, serving alongside Özgür Özel and Engin Altay.[3][4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "levent gök LEVENT GÖK levent gok LEVENT GOK levent gok biyografisi biyografi".
  2. ^ "ANKARA 1. BÖLGE SEÇİM SONUÇLARI - 1 KASIM 2015 GENEL SEÇİM SONUÇLARI".
  3. ^ sitesi, milliyet.com.tr Türkiye'nin lider haber. "CHP Grup başkanvekilleri belli oldu".
  4. ^ "CHP - 25.Dönem CHP Grup Başkanvekilleri belirlendi".

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