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KYRGYZ PARLIAMENT MAY FAIL TO CONFIRM AKAYEV'S RESIGNATION AGAIN

RIA Novosti

BISHKEK, April 5 (RIA Novosti, Yulia Orlova) - If there is no quorum, the Kyrgyz parliament may fail to confirm Akayev's resignation on Wednesday too, Kyrgyz deputy Tashkul Kereksizov told RIA Novosti on the phone.

According to Kereksizov, who as part of Kyrgyzstan's parliamentary delegation was present when Akayev signed an application on resignation in Moscow, the delegation members made a decision to abstain from any comments on the Akayev-signed document.

"All comments will appear tomorrow, after parliament's decision on resignation," he said. Due to this reason, Kereksizov canceled interviews to republican media scheduled for Tuesday.

However, the deputy did not rule out that Akayev's resignation would not be confirmed by parliament the following day either in case a quorum was lacking.

In line with the Kyrgyz constitution, the application on the president's resignation should be heard "by full parliament."

Fewer than 50 out of 75 deputies are attending today.

A number of deputies who in the past were in opposition to the Akayev regime have voiced their categorical disagreement to accept Akayev's voluntary resignation, in case of which he would retain all rights and privileges of the country's first president. They demand impeachment.



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