Constitutional Court of Kyrgyzstan moots Fundamental law amendments
The Constitutional Court of Kyrgyzstan considers draft amendments to the Fundamental law of the republic and should expectedly draw its conclusions on the document.
As the news agency 24.kg earlier reported, the amendments deprive the president of a right to appoint Secretary of State. The post has been abolished as a part of the state administration reforms in the country. The draft bill also provides for abolishment of the president's executive office, the Security Council, the National Guard and the leader's powers on their forming.
Therewith, the document also proposes to delegate powers on establishment of Presidential conference and other consultative and coordinating bodies to the head of the state. Representatives of the civil society will be expectedly involved in the bodies' activity to work out recommendations on the most essential, socially important issues and problems, including appointment of a citizen who will execute powers of the president in case the leader is unable to continue his work.
Current version of the Constitution provides possibility for the parliament speaker to execute presidential powers, the right is passed over to the prime minister if the speaker is not able to do it.
The bill proposes to authorize another person, chosen by the President's Council. The council will include representatives of the President's Institute, Parliament, government and other bodies and organizations.
The draft bill was submitted to the Kyrgyz Parliament for consideration at the end of 2009, however the lawmakers decided to postpone discussion of the document and hand it over to the Kyrgyz Constitutional Court.