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Sooronbai Jeenbekov tells about expediency of early dissolution of Parliament

The president-elect of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, in an interview with RIA Novosti, told whether he considers expedient the early dissolution and the election of a new parliament.

«So far, there are no signs of a political crisis that could provoke dissolution of the Parliament. There must be reasons to hold new parliamentary elections,» Sooronbai Jeenbekov said.

He also commented on a number of amendments to the Constitution that came into force in December, which reduced the powers of the president, and answered the question whether he would easily communicate with the Prime Minister Sapar Isakov.

«The president has sufficient authority under the Constitution. No one, except for the head of state, can perform the functions of coordinating the interaction of branches of state power without compromising their independence and self-sufficiency. The amendments are aimed at ensuring a strong president in the country, a strong parliament, a more stable government, an independent and more responsible judicial system,» Sooronbai Jeenbekov said.

«We have a strong team. There are many young professionals in the new government of Kyrgyzstan, and they are aimed at serious reforms. Our team knows how to work. When I was a prime minister, we have managed to achieve economic growth of almost 12 percent,» he added.

I think we will work in the same successful way with Sapar Isakov as one single team. The young government now needs strong support. If the president is the guarantor of reforms, the prime minister should become their driving force, motor.

Sooronbai Jeenbekov

Elections of the new president of Kyrgyzstan were held on October 15. Candidate from the party of power, ex-prime minister Jeenbekov scored 54.22 percent of the votes. The inauguration of the new head of state is scheduled for November 24.