Monday, December 20, 2010

The First Duely Elected Parliamentary Democracy in Central Asia

So far, no comments on the developments in Kyrgyzstan: a parliament-based government that may actually have the power to govern. As the report by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty indicates, this is the first duly constituted parliamentary democracy in Central Asia. We hope it holds.

December 17, 2010
Kyrgyzstan Approves New Government
Kyrgyzstan has approved a new government, ending more than two months of political uncertainty following parliamentary elections and effectively initiating Central Asia's first parliamentary democracy.

Deputies in the Kyrgyz parliament were confirming the majority coalition formed on December 15 that joins the Respublika Party with the Social Democratic Party and the Ata-Jurt Party. The coalition controls 77 seats in the 120-member legislature.

Later the same evening, deputies elected the leader of the Social Democratic Party, Russia-leaning politician Almazbek Atambaev, to be the country's prime minister. He won the support of 92 lawmakers.
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Written by Richard Solash with RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service and agency reports
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