Kyrgyzstan: Ata-Meken party blames the President in the usurpation of power
On November 11 Ata-Meken opposition party disseminated the statement of its leader Omurbek Tekebaev, where he blames Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev in the violation of number of constitutional norms and unlawful seizure of power through the change of constitution, Ferghana.Ru reported.
Ata-Meken notes that reforms of Kurmanbek Bakiev uncovered the purpose of his politics: to strengthen personal control via rude violations of Constitution and laws of Kyrgyzstan with open ignorance of public opinion.
Tekebaev says that Bakiev went beyond his commission, appropriating authority and establishing five independent from each other institutes, united under president's institutes whereas constitution says that President's activity is maintained by President's administration.
Besides, the statement mentions that President violated the number of constitutional articles on State service, appointing his relatives to important positions in the government.
"Specifically, we would like to highlight the appointment of president's son as the Head of Central Agency for Development, Investment and Innovation. Today, this agency has great power: de facto we face shadow supreme government. Technically, Maxim Bakiev is the Head of Kyrgyz Development Fund, controlling natural and financial resources in the country. Per se we see parallel budget, not controlled by parliament and people", the statement indicates.
Finally, Tekebaev believes that Bakiev crossed moral and socio-political Rubicon as well as established personal dictatorship in Kyrgyzstan despite his unpopularity among progressive parts of society. In the opinion of Ata-Meken leader, the radicalism and legal extremism of Bakiev must produce appropriate reaction in the society.
Omurbek Tekebaev is one of the most outstanding opposition leaders. After the coup in March of 2005 Tekebaev was holding the positions of Parliament Chairman.