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.
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.