Expert: Too early to assess new Kyrgyz government
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 2 / Trend V.Zhavoronkova /
It is too early to judge the new Kyrgyz government, Senior Fellow at the Russian Foreign Ministry's Institute of the International Relations Leonid Gusev told Trend today.
The new government came to power in April following the ousting of ex-President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, he said. Not long after, the government managed to hold a referendum and successfully change the form of rule in the country. Meanwhile, the country is expected to hold parliamentary elections in October. Although, observers are already trying to assess the Otunbayeva government, it is far too early to judge the effectiveness of the new authorities, Gusev stressed.
"They have not been in power very long," he wrote Trend in an e-mail.
Gusev noted that the government did, however, manage to overcome mass riots June in the country's southernmost regions and stood in power. The referendum can also be seen an achievement.
"Roza Otunbayeva became president made Kyrgyzstan a parliamentary republic as she has desired," he said. "Judging from these developments, the government has made progress for itself."
However, the Kyrgyz authorities now face the task of holding parliamentary elections on Oct. 10, Gusev said.
"And if we talk about the country's economic development, everything is not so easy," he added.
"The situation is quite severe and no important changes have occurred here," Gusev said. "A lot will depend on how the elections take place and what will be the political landscape."
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