Ata-Meken (Fatherland) Socialist Party

Published 13th October, 2011

Ata-Meken or Socialist Party – Fatherland was founded in December 1992 as a splinter group from the Progressive-Democratic Party of Free Kyrgyzstan. It describes itself as a liberal socialist party which is pro-western.

In the 1995 general election the party took three of 105 seats in the Supreme Council, the fourth largest party. In 2000, however, it dropped to just one seat and in 2005 the result of the elections were never concluded because of the Tulip Revolution. The party had joined the For Fair Elections alliance in 2004.

In 2007 the party failed to receive any representation and in 2010 they were back with 18 of the 120 seats in the Supreme Council.

The party has observer status with Socialist International.

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