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Revamped Kyrgyz Constitution Published In Official Media --> (RFE/RL) January 16, 2007 -- Kyrgyzstan's revamped constitution has been published in official media outlets, one day after President Kurmanbek Bakiev signed it into law.

The constitutional changes, which lawmakers adopted on December 30, give Bakiev enhanced powers.

They reverse a previous set of legal amendments voted in November that limited the presidency's authority and that were published in official media only one month after being signed into law by the head of state.

(AKIpress,, Kabar)

Understanding Kyrgyzstan

Workers preparing for celebrations of the constitutional compromise in Bishkek on November 9 (RFE/RL)

A STABLE FOUNDATION? On November 9, RFE/RL's Washington office hosted a briefing featuring RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service Director Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev and RFE/RL analyst Daniel Kimmage.


Listen to the complete discussion (about 80 minutes):
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Photo Gallery Of November 9 Protests