Deputy PM of interim Kyrgyz gov't resigns for parliamentary elections
Deputy Prime Minister of the interim Kyrgyz government Omurbek Tekebayev resigned on Monday to prepare for the forthcoming parliamentary elections, Xinhua reported.
As the new constitution was passed in a national referendum last month, the interim government would be dissolved, allowing party leaders to prepare for the parliamentary elections slated for October.
Tekebayev, who heads the Ata-Meken party, said earlier that he would step down as the deputy prime minister no matter when the elections would be held.
The three-party interim government was made of the Ata-Meken, headed by Tekebayev, the Social Democratic Party led by Almaz Atambayev and the Ak-Shumkar party led by Temir Sariyev.