Kyrgyzstan cabinet dissolves. Loses no-confidence motion

The President of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbai Jeenbekov has dissolved his Cabinet after it failed a no-confidence motion signalling an obvious power struggle between the head of the state and the leader of the ruling party.

Kyrgyzstan which is home to nearly six million has been constantly plagued by volatility ever since it separated from Russia in 1991. There have been many political disputes which have given shape to violent mass revolutions in 2005 and 2010.

Sapar Isakov, the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan had lost the no-confidence after the ruling coalition party headed by Almazbek Atambayev had pulled support. Isakov government fell as 101 out of 112 deputies voted against him. This in a way completes the cabinet reshuffle which had been going on in the country ever since President Jeenbekov came to power in November 2017.

The Social Democrats have now nominated Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziyev for the post of Prime Minister. Abylgaziyev is Chief of Staff for Jeenbekov.  Another major announcement by Social Democrats is to expand the coalition for the inclusion of Respublika Ata Zhurt which was initially an opposition party.

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