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Kyrgyzstan forms new government amid constitution row

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan formed a new government on Thursday following the collapse of the ruling coalition last week amid a row over a controversial constitutional referendum next month. The previous government unravelled last week after President Almazbek Atambayev's Social Democratic Party quit the ruling coalition. Atambayev faces fierce criticism over the December 11 vote to reform the constitution, with opponents accusing him of trying to extend his control over the country.┬áHis single six-year term in office ends…