Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan

Published 13th October, 2011

The Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan or SDPK was founded in October 1993 and was formally registered in December 1994. The party describes itself as an entrepreneurs party.

In the 1995 election the party took 14 of the 105 seats in the Supreme Council, the largest party in a parliament dominated by independents.

In 2000 the SDPK fought the election as part of a four party alliance, the Union of Democratic Forces, which took a total of 11 seats.

By 2005 the party had decided to enter into another alliance with the title For Fair Elections. The SDPK was also an active participant in the Tulip Revolution of 2005.

In 2007 the party was back on its own and took 11 of 90 seats in the Supreme Council, putting it in second place. In 2010 the party was second again, this time with 26 of the 120 seats in the Supreme Council. Two months after the election they were part of a three party coalition which entered into government and their leader, Almazbek Atambayev, became prime minister.

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