Otunbayeva: Kyrgyzstan has a new constitution
Kyrgyzstan's interim president, Rosa Otunbayeva, said Sunday that her country had voted in favour of a new constitution that would bring democracy to the Central Asian country, DPA reported.
As voting stations closed Sunday, ahead of official results, Otunbayeva said "this is an historic day, we have a new constitution," the Akipress news agency reported.
The referendum Sunday comes two weeks after bloody ethnic clashes left some 2,000 people dead and tens of thousands fleeing their homes in the south of the country.
Election officials said that participation in the referendum stood at more than 67 per cent.
Otunbayeva said that now, two months after the fall of the authoritarian government of Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the country was looking forward to a democratic future.