A Kyrgyz news agency says President Bakiyev is refusing to resign despite a bloody uprising and the formation of a new opposition government.
The news agency 24.kg says Bakiyev sent his statement in an e-mail.
Opposition leader Roza Otunbayeva said Thursday that parliament was dissolved and she would head an interim government until elections are held in six months. She called on Bakiyev, who has fled the capital of Bishkek, to resign.
The news agency quotes Bakiyev as stating that "I have not relinquished and will not relinquish power."