Kyrgyzstan government resigns

Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev signed a decree on the government's resignation on Wednesday.

Paving the way for the current cabinet to continue working, a new government is formed. Previously, the Kyrgyzstan government had resigned after President Almazbek Atambayev's Social Democratic party quit the ruling majority coalition. The Social Democratic party, the biggest party in parliament, broke with its coalition partners due to conflicts over the November referendum on constitutional reforms. According to Kyrgyz law, within the next 3 days, the President has to address one of the other parties in the Parliament to establish the new coalition and form the new government. Observers say three parties in the previous coalition, including the Kyrgyzstan Social Democratic Party, the Kyrgyzstan Party, and the Ata-Zurt Republic Party, with more than half the members in the Parliament, will establish the new coalition, and the components of the new government will remain almost unchanged.

Kyrgyzstan has often faced instability. In 2010, the country experienced chaos after a bloody rebellion and ethnic violence broke out in the South, leading to 500 deaths. Kyrgyzstan's current constitution was approved after the 2010 referendum, a few weeks after the conflict.

Source: VOV5