Kyrgyzstan forms new caretaker government as it prepares for parliamentary electionsBy AP
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Kyrgyzstan forms new government
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Kyrgyzstan’s President Roza Otunbayeva has formed a caretaker government that will run the country until parliamentary elections in October.
The unveiling of the new Cabinet Wednesday comes after the resignation of leading ministers from the interim government that ruled the country since President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was deposed in a bloody uprising in April.
Many former members of the interim government are now expected to run for parliament.
Competition for seats in parliament is likely to be intense and several new parties have appeared in recent weeks. The power of the legislature was boosted and the authority of the president diluted by a revamped constitution overwhelmingly approved in a national referendum last month.
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