Kyrgyzstan preparing to shift to parliamentary system
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.13
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Kyrgyzstan is preparing to shift from the presidential-parliamentary form of governance to a parliamentary system in the near future, RIA Novosti quoted the country’s President Almazbek Atambayev as saying in Tbilisi Oct.13.
Kyrgyzstan’s president arrived in Georgia Oct.12 for a two-day visit.
Atambayev pointed out that the democratic reforms held by Georgia in recent decades are close to Kyrgyzstan as well.
Earlier, led by Kyrgyzstan’s president, a number of parties represented in the parliament, put forward an initiative to amend the country’s current constitution which was adopted in the referendum after the coup in 2010.
The initiators propose to strengthen the powers of the country’s prime minister and allow combining the position of the prime minister, or deputy prime minister with MP activities.
Currently, the draft law on holding a referendum is under consideration in Kyrgyzstan’s parliament. The referendum may be held Dec.11.