Home > News > World
Wednesday March 19, 2014 MYT 2:00:03 AM
Wednesday March 19, 2014 MYT 2:01:24 AM
BISHKEK (Reuters) - The ruling coalition in Kyrgyzstan's parliament collapsed on Tuesday, meaning Prime Minister Zhantoro Satybaldiyev must step down and his cabinet resign, the bloc's leader said.
The nation of 5.5 million stands out in autocratic post-Soviet Central Asia for its efforts to build the first parliamentary majority in a region where other leaders wield sweeping powers and national assemblies are rubber stamps.
The prime minister enjoys significant executive powers in Kyrgyzstan, which remains volatile after two popular uprisings that have deposed two presidents since 2005.
"I must officially announce: the majority coalition is now disbanded," Felix Kulov told Reuters. "I have sent a relevant letter to the parliamentary speaker and another such letter to the president.
"The president is now to announce that the government is an acting one," he said, "and he has three days to task a parliamentary faction to form a majority coalition and propose a nominee for prime minister."
(Reporting by Olga Dzyubenko; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
Kyrgyzstan's leader accepts government's resignation
Bulgarian government should not resign this week - ruling party chief
Kyrgyzstan's ruling bloc collapses over corruption charges
Party in Tunisia's ruling coalition calls to dissolve government
Latvia's ruling coalition agrees to form new government
Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor
Romania parliament approves 2015 budget with IMF deficit target
How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'
Obama vows "do everything I can" to close Guantanamo - CNN interview
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
Looking out for your ears
Fencers do well
We need to do more for clouded leopards in Malaysia
Georgian House in London recreates Hogwarts Castle for Harry Potter fans
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)