Kyrgyzstan parliamentary coalition under strain due to divisions over proposed constitutional amendments

19 September 2016
Parliament of Kyrgyzstan (photo credit: Kabar)
Parliament of Kyrgyzstan (photo credit: Kabar)
<p>Kyrgyzstan’s five-party ruling coalition appears to have seen better days as quarrels over constitutional changes dominate parliamentary sessions and supporters of President Almazbek Atambayev continue to harangue opponents of an upcoming referendum.</p><p><br>The nominally socialist Ata-Meken faction and the pro-agrarian Onuguu-Progress party have expressed doubts about the changes. The former was invited to leave the ruling alliance by Isa Omurkulov, who&nbsp;<a href="">leads</a>&nbsp;Atambayev’s Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan in parliament.</p>
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