Al Jazeera:New Kyrgyz constitution approved


Voters in Kyrgyzstan have overwhelmingly approved a new constitution to create a parliamentary democracy, according to results from a referendum held on Sunday.

More than 90 per cent voted “yes” in the ballot, with five per cent of the ballots remaining to be counted, Galina Skripkina, spokesperson for the Central Elections Committee, said on Monday.

Tolkun Umaraliev, a blogger for a central Asian blogging network from Bishkek, told Al Jazeera the vote “shifts the country from the presidential system to parliamentary system.


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