The Prime Minister of Turkey is the head of government in Turkish politics. The prime minister is the leader of a political coalition in the Turkish parliament (Meclis) and the leader of the cabinet. The current prime minister of Turkey is Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. He leads a cabinet of the Justice and Development Party. The prime minister has the power to dissolve the parliament and thus force a new election, which he is obligated to do within four years of the previous elections.