Kyr­gyz op­po­si­tion leader calls for pres­i­dent’s im­peach­ment

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

An op­po­si­tion leader in ex-Soviet Kyr­gyzs­tan yes­ter­day an­nounced a bid to im­peach Pres­i­dent Al­mazbek Atam­bayev as the po­lit­i­cally volatile Cen­tral Asian state pre­pares for a con­tro­ver­sial ref­er­en­dum on con­sti­tu­tional changes. Omurbek Teke­bayev, the leader of the op­po­si­tion Ata-Meken par­lia­men­tary party, told jour­nal­ists he was gath­er­ing sig­na­tures to show public sup­port and would seek to put a bill on Atam­bayev’s im­peach­ment to the vote by MPs early next year. “We will gather the nec­es­sary facts and doc­u­ments pre­sented in the form of a le­gal doc­u­ment and be­gin the im­peach­ment process be­fore March,” said Teke­bayev, a po­lit­i­cal veteran whose party has 11 seats in the 120-mem­ber par­lia­ment.

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