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Kyrgyzstan approves transition to presidential system

Members of Cabinet, governors, senior officials to be appointed by president in new system

Nazir Aliyev Tayfur   | 05.05.2021
Kyrgyzstan approves transition to presidential system Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov signs a decree paving the way for the country to transition from the parliamentary to the presidential systemin Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on May 05, 2021. ( Presidency of Kyrgyzstan - Anadolu Agency )

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan

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.

*Writing by Dilan Pamuk in Ankara

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