Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 6
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev supported the initiative to dissolve the Parliament, the presidential press service said Mar. 6.
The news comes after head of the Onuguu-Progress parliamentary faction, Bakyt Torobayev called on his colleagues last week to dissolve the Parliament if it is not capable of solving problems. Torobayev made the proposal at a Parliament meeting which discussed the issues of corruption and fraud.
According to the presidential press service, President Atambayev, speaking at a ceremony of presenting state awards, said some parliament members allege that the Boeing plane, which crashed near Bishkek in mid-January killing about 40, was carrying some cargo owned by him and that he has millions-worth of offshore property in Cyprus.
“These are just rumors and attempts to blacken my name… The parliament has evolved from a legislative body into a body which disseminates rumors… Maybe, indeed, you will support Torobaev and dissolve [the parliament], otherwise respect the law and work for the people’s welfare,” Atambayev said.
Follow the author on Twitter: @E_Kosolapova