New Vote Still On?

by Nathan Hamm on 3/28/2005

From NDI via Dr. David Mikosz:

A further clarification – thanks to NDI – apparently Tekebaev clarified at a press conference that the June 26 decision [for elections] as one of two decisions that is unconstitutional but may be necessary in light of political events. The other decision of that nature was the appointment of Bakiev. Tekebaev said these two decisions had to be made due to political reasons, but other decisions should be made under the framework of the constitution.

That’s (potentially…) different than what he said here.

Thankfully, the new parliament seems serious about negotiating a settlement to the political confusion.

After being named speaker of the new parliament, Omurbek Tekebayev said he would set up a joint commission with Bakiyev’s administration “to get out of the situation without conflict.”

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