Kyrgyz Interim Government Posts Draft Constitution on its Website

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From Interfax: The Kyrgyz interim government‘s website posted a draft constitution on Monday.

The public will be discussing the draft until May 14, and a constitutional referendum will take place on June 27.

The draft has ten chapters and 110 articles. It is shorter than the previous edition. Four chapters concerning the president, the parliament, the government and the Constitutional Court sustained the biggest amendments. For instance, the interim government has abolished the Constitutional Court. …

Land and mineral resources are declared national property, while the previous edition permitted the privatization of those assets.

The draft declares rights and freedoms for citizens, free media and the freedom of expression and rules out any coercion in these spheres.

The draft also permits citizens to hold peaceful meetings with the prior notification of local authorities.  (photo: Getty)

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