President Almazbek Atambayev will try to unite the
squabbling politicians after dissolving the government on
Friday, two days after the withdrawal of two parties cost the
coalition its majority in parliament.
Analysts said the next prime minister could be drawn from
outside the main groups vying for influence in Central Asia’s
only parliamentary democracy, a new model of government backed
by the United States but viewed with suspicion by former
imperial master Russia.
Both countries have military air bases in the country, which
lies along a major drug trafficking route from Afghanistan and
has suffered periodic bouts of ethnic violence.