Kyrgyz Parliament’s majority coalition collapses

Fecha de publicación: 
18 Mar 2014

Bishkek, March 18 / Kabar /. Today, March 18, Ata Meken faction declared its withdrawal from parliamentary majority coalition.

MP from this faction Joomart Saparbaev told Kabar Agency that such a decision was made by deputies at an extraordinary meeting of the faction.

"The decision to withdraw from the coalition was made in connection with the actions of the government, including Prime Minister Jantoro Satybaldiyev.

The commission on the audit of the State Directorate for Reconstruction of Osh and Jalal - Abad made a disappointing conclusion and accused the directorate, including Satybaldiyev of financial fraud. Furthermore, when discussing Kumtor, Kyrgyzgas and release of criminal Aziz Batukaev, members of the government headed by Satybaldiyev behaved inappropriately, "said the MP.

Ata-Meken was part of a ruling coalition formed in September 2012 that included the Social Democratic Party and Ar-Namys.

Meanwhile, press secretary of the Government Melis Erjigitov said that "Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Jantoro Satybaldiyev stood against personnel corruption in all factions of Jogorku Kenesh, which led to the collapse of the majority coalition. Deputies, who ask the Prime Minister to appoint their relatives or friends to a particular post received refusal because according Jantoro Satybaldiyev they were laymen," - said the Prime Minister’s spokesman.

In addition, the prime minister has repeatedly asked the MPs not to interfere in government works. "Thus he opposed parliament deputies. And that led to the collapse of the majority coalition, " said Erjigitov.

Thus, the majority coalition, which was formed in September 2012 by the three factions SDPK, Ar-Namys and Ata Meken collapsed after the withdrawal of Ata-Meken party. Collapse of the majority coalition automatically leads to the resignation of the government.

Now, after the leader of the coalition will send a letter to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on the collapse of the alliance, President Atambayev within three days has to present mandate to one of the factions of the parliament to form a new coalition.

Note that this is the third collapse of the coalition since the beginning of work of this convocation of the Jogorku Kenesh.