In Kyrgyzstan erupted an unusual political crisis. On the eve of the session of the local Parliament, where deputies discussed the bill on the referendum, suggesting amendments to the Constitution, it became clear that the original main document of the country is not in the presidential administration or other state bodies of the country, reports “Kazinform”.
The next day after detection of loss of the Constitution in Kyrgyzstan, the question was raised about the legitimacy of the local authorities. “Original of the basic law should not be in the Ministry of justice, not the attorney General’s office and the presidential administration of Kyrgyzstan. If there is no Constitution, then automatically raises the question of the legitimacy of all branches of power: President, Parliament, government,” – said the Deputy Almambet of Shykmamatov.
The MP also demanded to bring to justice the representatives of the presidential administration, who do not know the location of the main document of the country. “We know that the authentic version of the Constitution, this means that we have come to a deadlock,” – said Shykmamatov.
Journalists portal Zanoza.kg specify that on the eve of the discussion of the Law “About a referendum” to amend the Constitution the MP from the faction “ATA Meken” Aida Salyanova declared that no original of the basic law.
The Minister of justice Jyldyz Mambetalieva, and the Plenipotentiary of the President in Parliament Madcon Abdyldayev are unable to answer the question about the whereabouts of the original. In Parliament because of this scandal, the newspaper notes.
Despite the mishap with the loss of the Constitution, the Kyrgyz Parliament moved from 4 to 11 December, the referendum on amendments to the basic law of the Republic. On the same day in Kyrgyzstan will be held in the local Council elections, reports the Agency “Interfax”.
The opposition of Kyrgyzstan opposes holding a referendum on amending the Constitution, considering that, offering them the leaders of the five parliamentary factions, in breach of the moratorium on changes to the Constitution before September 1, 2020.
However, the initiators of the amendments claim that the existing restrictions on amendments to the Constitution apply only to Parliament but not subject to the change of the Constitution through a referendum.