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Kyrgyz Leader To Task New Party On Coalition Talks

Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbaeva will ask another political party to form another coalition government.
On December 4, Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbaeva will task another political party to form a coalition government -- a move that would mean the collapse of the coalition formed just three days ago.

The presidential press service announced on December 3 that the move followed a request by Almazbek Atambaev, the leader of the Social Democratic Party, one of the three parties that formed a coalition on November 30.

On December 2 Atambaev's coalition failed its first task when parliament rejected the only candidate nominated as speaker.

Kyrgyzstan held elections on October 10, which resulted in five parties winning seats in a new legislature designed to devolve power to the prime minister from the president.

compiled from agency reports