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Kyrgyz Parliament Attacks Ruling Duo

Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev (right) and Prime Minister Feliks Kulov (file photo) (ITAR-TASS) BISHKEK, September 22, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Kyrgyz lawmakers have declared the formal alliance between President Kurmanbek Bakiev and Prime Minister Feliks Kulov "anticonstitutional."

This is one of conclusions in a nine-point, nonbinding resolution passed by parliament on September 22.

The resolution recommends that Bakiev set up a new cabinet of ministers and transfer direct responsibility over the National Security Service (SNB) to the government.

It also suggests that the Prosecutor-General's Office open a criminal case against Bakiev's brother, Janysh.

Lawmakers say they believe Janysh Bakiev, a former deputy chairman of the SNB, was directly involved in a plot to frame an opposition leader, Omurbek Tekebaev.

Tekebaev was arrested earlier this month at Warsaw airport after Polish police found heroin in his luggage. A Warsaw district court later ordered his release, saying it had accepted his claims that the narcotics had been planted in his suitcase at Bishkek airport.

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