JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

THIS DAY AT LAW
Today in legal history...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Kyrgyz interim government approved draft constitution
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On May 20, 2010, the interim government of Kyrgyzstan approved a draft constitution that shifted power from the president to the prime minister. The draft constitution defined Kyrgyzstan as a secular state and limits the president to one six-year term in office. It also increased the number of seats in parliament from 90 to 120. The draft was created by a constitutional committee that was made up mainly of representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and was advised by several international organizations. The draft constitution was later approved in a referendum, as was Roza Otunbayeva as "transition president" until elections in December 2011.


Kyrgyz seal

Learn more about Kyrgyzstan from the JURIST news archive.




Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2011


LATEST DAYS

 New Zealand women become the first to vote in a national election
November 28, 2014

 Ku Klux Klan trials began in South Carolina
November 28, 2014

 click for more...

SYNDICATION

Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL

E-MAIL

Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.

CONTACT

This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org