Kyrgyzstan President Rosa Otunbayeva has assigned Almazbek Atambayev, leader of the Social Democratic party, to form the country’s first government under parliamentary rule. Atambayev was given until Nov. 27 to put forward proposals for a governing coalition and secure the support of at least three of the five parties that won seats in the country’s elections in October, the Wall Street Journal says.

Otunbayeva notably did not assign the task to the Ata-Jurt party, which has good relations with allies of ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, even though the party won the most seats in the elections. She explained that she consulted all five parties with her decision and received no objections, WSJ notes.

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