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Most Kyrgyz approve new constitution

07-02-2010 15:41 BJT

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Kyrgyzstan held a nationwide referendum Sunday on a new constitution. Final results show more than ninety percent voted in favor.

With nearly all the votes counted, the election commission says only about 8 percent of voters voted against, and turnout exceeded 70 percent.

Interim leader Roza Otunbayeva will be sworn in on Saturday as president. The interim government called the referendum after President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was overthrown in April.

The vote took place about two weeks after violent clashes in the southern part of the country.


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