Kyrgyzstan approves transition to presidential system
Members of Cabinet, governors, senior officials to be appointed by president in new system
Kyrgyztan's President Sadyr Japarov on Wednesday signed a decree paving the way for the country to transition from the parliamentary to the presidential system.
Japarov signed the law which was accepted in a plebiscite on April 11 in a ceremony attended by the representatives of legislative, judicial, and executive organs of the state, according to a statement from the presidential office.
In the presidential system, the members of the Cabinet, high-ranking public officials, and governors will be appointed directly by the president.
A new institution will be established as a public assembly and will offer advisory decrees to the presidency.
In the plebiscite, 79.18% of the Kyrgyz public supported the country's transition to the presidential system.
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