Kyrgyzstan

Four parties in new Coalition Government


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Four parties have agreed to form a new coalition government following the 4th October general election.

The Social Democratic Party (SPDK) led by Prime Minister Temir Sariyev is the lead party with 38 of the 120 seats in the Supreme Council or Jogorku Kenesh. They will be joined by newcomers the Kyrgyzstan Party with 18 seats and Onuguu–Progress with 13 seats. The Ata-Meken Socialist Party which dropped seven seats to take 11 seats in the new parliament will also be part of the coalition. The coalition will have 80 of the 120 seats.

The Social Democrats, who led the coalition in the previous parliament, are closely linked to President Almazbek Atambayev.

Respublika- Ata-Jurt with 28 seats and the newcomer Bir Bol with 12 seats have chosen to remain in opposition.

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