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Kyrgyzstan president signs new constitution

Kurmanbek Bakiyev signed amendments to the country's constitution, enhancing his powers.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2007 14:51 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
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Kyrgyzstan's President Kurmanbek Bakiyev signed amendments to the country's constitution on Monday enhancing his powers, the presidential press office said.

The parliament approved the new draft on December 30, 2006in spite of protests from the opposition earlier in the month that called it "authoritarian".

First Published: Jan 15, 2007 14:51 IST