Several members of the Constitutional Council, the leaders of the opposition political parties and nongovernmental organizations today
established a special headquarters to organize monitoring of the referendum. Lawmaker and a leader of the 'Atameken' (Motherland) Socialist Party, Omurbek Tekebayev was elected as a chief of the headquarters. Tekebayev said that one
of main duties of the group is uniting all the forces which oppose the referendum.
The headquarters will monitor the referendum process to have a just voting results.
The headquarters made a statement to the nation, the Bishkek office of the OSCE and other international organizations today. It criticizes a new version of the Constitution as a means to strengthen the authoritarian rule of Askar Akayev
an appeals to the nation vote against the proposed draft. 11 parties, 9 NGOs and 5 deputies of the Legislative Assembly are among the signatories.