Kyrgyz president signs new constitution
BISHKEK. May 5 (Interfax) - Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov has signed the new constitution, the presidential press service said on Wednesday.
"Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov has signed the new constitution of the country in accordance with the official results of the referendum that took place on April 11," the press service said.
In addition, the chief of state signed the related law, "On the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic."
"The new constitution was written with due account of the challenges relevant to our country; it reflects the values that we cherish as a people, as well as the ideals we seek as society," Japarov said in his greetings on Kyrgyzstan's Constitution Day.
"I have no doubt that the fundamental law will successfully serve the interests of our people and will promote further effective development of Kyrgyzstan," Japarov said.
The new constitution was backed by 79.3% of voters at the referendum. The new fundamental law envisages transition to the presidential form of government and a number of other adjustments to the system of public administration, including reduction of the number of parliament deputies from 120 to 90.