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Kyrgyzstan’s constitutional referendum declared valid

Kyrgyzstan Materials 11 December 2016 16:28
The referendum on making amendments to Kyrgyzstan’s constitution has been declared valid
Kyrgyzstan’s constitutional referendum declared valid

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.11

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The referendum on making amendments to Kyrgyzstan’s constitution has been declared valid, the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Kyrgyzstan told TASS news agency reported.

More than 30% of citizens included in the electoral lists voted.

Voting as part of a referendum to make amendments to the Constitution of Kyrgyzstan and elect members of local councils started at 08:00 (UTC/GMT+6) on Dec. 11.

The amendments, in particular, envisage strengthening the prime minister’s powers in relation to the parliament of Kyrgyzstan. The amendments also cover the regulations of the Constitution relating to high values – human rights and citizenship.

During the referendum, citizens can vote "for" and "against" all amendments as a whole. It is impossible to choose some amendments out of a list of amendments.

The voting will last until 20:00 (GMT+6).

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