шейшемби, 25 октябрь, 2016 Бишкек убактысы: 09:30

Headquarters For Referendum Monitoring Appeals To Commission In Venice

BISHKEK. The Public Headquarters For Referendum Monitoring (PHRM) decided to appeal to the Commission in Venice, Italy, over the results of a referendum held in February 2. The PHRM says that a new version of the Kyrgyz constitution adopted by the referendum contradicts international standards. The leader of the 'Atameken' Socialist Party, and a lawmaker, Omurbek Tekebayev, told RFE/RL today that the PHRM members won't participate in the ceremony of signing the new version of the constitution because as they say the referendum results were forged. The Kyrgyz opposition says that only about 40 percent of eligible voters participated in the vote, and the referendum is to be declared illegal. The PHRM will send all the materials of independent observers to the Kyrgyz Constitutional Court, Tekebayev said. However, the Kyrgyz authorities consider the referendum as a success of emerging Kyrgyz democracy.