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Kyrgyz President Tells Ministers To Quit Political Parties

Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev (file photo) (RFE/RL) April 10, 2006 -- Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev today told ministers either to stop playing an active in their political parties or to leave office within three days.

Bakiev, addressing a session of the government, said some ministers continue to devote time to political parties rather than their ministerial duties despite laws against being a minister and a member of a party.


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