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President's brother comments on demand to abandon his deputy seat

An extraordinary meeting of SDPK parliamentary faction, held today behind closed doors, finished.

Journalists asked the ex-speaker of the Parliament to comment on the agenda.

«There was no talk about my mandate. It can not be,» member of SDPK faction Asylbek Jeenbekov told reporters.

The brother of the head of state called Miskenbayev a provocateur.

According to him, the Chairman of the public association «Aikol Ala-Too» Meerbek Miskenbayev misleads the public.

«Meerbek Miskenbayev is a provocateur. Only the people can deprive me of the deputy mandate,» Asylbek Jeenbekov said.

«We will never take the path of Bakiyev or Akayev. We will not interfere in the state affairs and presidential powers of our brother,» Asylbek Jeenbekov added.

On March 17, Meerbek Miskenbayev said that the brother of the president of Kyrgyzstan must abandon his deputy mandate. Sooronbai Jeenbekov should not allow the return of nepotism in power. He stated this at a rally in memory of those killed in 2002 in Aksy.