President Disbands Parliament to Gain Majority in the New: Kyrgyz Political Expert
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend A.Gasimova / The President of Kyrgyzstan disbanded the parliament so that to form the new parliament in the composition more loyal him, Tamerlan Ibrahimov, the Director of the Political and Legal Studies Center of Kyrgyzstan, said.
Kyrgyz leader Kurmanbek Bakiyev disbanded the parliament on Monday, guiding the results of the last Sunday referendum, where the people approved the new Constitution expanding the head of state's authorities. The President's objective is to gain the majority at the parliament.
According to the Central Elections Commission (CEC), the majority of electors in a country with population of 5 million people voted for the necessity of weakening the Parliament's control over the President.
Furthermore, the referendum allowed to pass from elections to the parliament to single-mandate elections through party lists like in Russia and Kazakhstan. It might contribute in strengthening Bakiyev's position: the opposition is sure that the President intends to control MPs through the loyal party Ak Zhol ( Bright Way) recently established with his support.
Touching upon the results of dissolution of the Parliament the political expert said that no clashes are expected between the authorities and the opposition. "All depend on the new elections. If the elections are falsified, or held under pressures, the country is probable to face again the April," the political expert said.
This year Ex-premier Feliks Kulov, Bakiyev's former ally, headed his opponents, blaming the head of state in usurpation of the state power. The rally by the opposition held in April lasted for several days and then was dispersed by the police. Now 10-year imprisonment threatens Kulov with charges of organizing mass disorders.