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    Voters in Kyrgyzstan said yes on Sunday to a proposal to amend the constitution to grant more powers to the parliament, the Central Asian nation’s Central Electoral Commission said.

    Kyrgyz Voters Back Constitutional Changes in Referendum – Electoral Commission

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    More than 50 percent of voters endorsed a proposal to amend the constitution to grant more powers to the parliament in Kyrgyzstan's referendum, according to the Central Asian nation’s Central Electoral Commission.

    BISHKEK (Sputnik) — Voters in Kyrgyzstan said yes on Sunday to a proposal to amend the constitution to grant more powers to the parliament, the Central Asian nation’s Central Electoral Commission said.

    "In line with the law on referendums, the CEC regards a vote as valid if the turnout exceeds 30 percent. A proposal is considered to be endorsed if it receives more than 50 percent of votes. The result is clear," CEC chairwoman Nurzhan Shaildabekova said.

    Shaildabekova said earlier the turnout stood at 42 percent. The changes to the constitution were backed by almost 79 percent of eligible voters, she said.

    Amendments seek to create a system of checks and balances between branches of the government and strengthen the parliament after the ouster of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in 2010.

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