Former Kyrgyz presidents might be deprived of ex-presidential status
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 9 / Trend , K.Zarbaliyeva /
Former Kyrgyz presidents Askar Akayev and Kurmanbek Bakiyev might deprived of their ex-presidential status, KirTAG reported.
Ata-Meken fraction leader Omurbek Tekebayev voiced a proposal at a meeting of the Kyrgyz Social Democrat Faction, while discussing the bill "On President" on Wednesday.
"This bill proposes the rules under which the status is assigned to presidents who made a peaceful transfer of power. In this regard, Roza Otunbayeva will maintain this status. This will be a tribute to her services before the motherland," Tekebayev said.
He said the document should indicate that Askar Akayev and Kurmanbek Bakiyev are not ex-presidents of Kyrgyzstan, because of failing to follow the legal norms of transferring the power.
"The power was not transferred peacefully in both cases and they cannot be considered ex-presidents," he said.
According to the draft law, the status will be lifelong. An ex-president has the right to attend meetings of the Jogorku Kenesh, solemn meetings devoted to the inauguration of the president, public holidays and other events held by the state.