Kyrgyzstan parliament adopts new constitution Brett Murphy at 3:03 PM ET
[JURIST] The parliament of Kyrgyzstan [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] voted Wednesday to adopt a new constitution [constitutional materials, in Kyrgyz] that will restrict presidential authority based on a compromise [JURIST report] reached Tuesday. The new constitution creates a presidential-parliamentary government, enlarging the parliament to 90 deputies and enhancing its power. Additionally, the president will no longer have the power to appoint the prime minister, who will now be nominated by the majority party in the parliament.
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