The leader of the Kyrgyz nongovernmental organization Interbilim, Asiya Sasykbaeva in an interview with RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service criticized the move. "They shouldn't make changes [to the Kyrgyz Constitution]," she said. "That would restore the authoritarian regime. If it does happen, why did we even adopt a new constitution, why did we carry out the March 24  revolution?"
Earlier this week, Kyrgyzstan's government resigned in a bid to help accelerate reforms and implement the newly adopted constitution in full.
(with material from Reuters)
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.
LISTENListen to the complete discussion (about 80 minutes):
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