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Kyrgyz President To Address Parliament

President Kurmanbek Bakiev (file photo) (RFE/RL) December 29, 2006 -- Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev will address parliament on December 30 and later hold an emergency meeting of the country's Security Council, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported.

Parliamentary speaker Marat Sultanov said Bakiev would address parliament at 10 a.m. local time. Bakiev will hold the Security Council meeting at 3 p.m. local time to discuss the political situation.

Prime Minister Feliks Kulov and his government resigned last week and parliament and the president have been fighting over the constitution adopted last month.

(with material from AKIpress)

Understanding Kyrgyzstan

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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