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Topic - Alamzbek Atambayev
The Kyrgyz parliament approved a new coalition government this week, choosing a prime minister lawmakers hope will be able to soothe the volatile nation's glaring north-south political divide while holding together the shaky alliances of the new administration.
Kyrgyzstan's north-south political rift is on display, as defeated southern candidates call for a new presidential election because of irregularities in Sunday's vote that returned a northern politician to power.
"We must get used to listening and understanding each other. We have had two revolutions, and it is enough," he said.
Mr. Atambayev, who promoted unity in his election campaign, said Tuesday that he is ready to open negotiations with the opposition.