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BAKIYEV FORMS PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT

RIA Novosti

BISHKEK, March 25 (RIA Novosti) - The Kyrgyz parliament instructed Acting President Kurmanbek Bakiyev to immediately organize a new Cabinet of Ministers Friday.

"The time of debates must have ended," Bakiyev said.

He said he sees the deputies' decision as a mandate of confidence in him.

Bakiyev's parliamentary proposal to stop the debates on the composition of the Cabinet was applauded.

"The time is not ripe to speak of who is a member of the government and who is not. If you trust me, I am asking you to give me a chance to urgently form a government," Bakiyev said addressing parliament's lower chamber.

The upper chamber earlier stated that it would hold consultations until evening.

"Look at what is going on - pogroms and fires. What will the whole world say about us? It is necessary to urgently form a government," Bakiyev stressed.

According to Bakiyev, in this situation a struggle for portfolios is pointless, since the provisional government is being appointed for three months until the next presidential elections.

"It is not the right time to speak of who is a member of the government. It is being formed literally for three months until the presidential elections," Bakiyev said.

He noted that the temporary government's relations with Russia would be good.

"I think that relations with Russia will develop in the best way. We will welcome Russian investments," Bakiyev said.

Bakiyev was appointed legitimately and has the right to issue his decrees, head of the Constitutional Court of Kyrgyzstan Cholpan Bayekova said.

"I know that the law on the appointment of Prime Minister Bakiyev has been signed and the presidential powers have been vested on him. He is entitled to issue decrees," Bayekova told the parliament in the presence of Bakiyev.

Speaking of Askar Akayev, Bayekova said, "Akayev did not sign an application for his resignation. But if the president has left the country, the president himself bears responsibility."



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