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Not only PM, but parliamentary speaker to be dismissed in Kyrgyzstan

Parliamentary opposition is going to dismiss not only the Prime Minister but also the Speaker of Parliament. The leader of Respublika - Ata Jurt faction Omurbek Babanov said today at a session.++

According to him, the faction has decided to raise the issue on dismissal of the parliamentary speaker and send a statement to the Speaker for inclusion in the agenda. The opposition is dissatisfied with the fact that the ruling party - the Social Democratic Party - takes too much leading posts.

"We are the representatives of the legislative power. Our main strength and work - to speak frankly, as it is. When we elected the Speaker, we have said that the Speaker should be the Speaker of not one party, but the whole of Parliament. Chynybay Tursunbekov treats the MPs unfairly - comments them, evaluates and goes into personals," Omurbek Babanov explained the decision. 

He noted that under the rules, the number of deputies from one faction in one committee shall not exceed four people. However, the Committee on Constitutional Legislation, State Structure, Judicial, Legal Issues and Regulations of Parliament includes seven deputies from the ruling Social Democratic Party faction.

The leader of Respublika- Ata Jurt believes that such decisions violate parliamentary ethics.

"The parliamentary fraction Respublika - Ata Jurt has decided to raise the issue on dismissal of the Speaker and send it for inclusion in the agenda. This is a legitimate way. The proposal should be considered within 72 hours," Omurbek Babanov said.

Earlier, the parliamentary opposition suggested the Prime Minister to resign voluntarily.