Kyrgyz opposition leader Otunbayeva dissolves parliament

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
April 8, 2010 09:06

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — An opposition coalition in Kyrgyzstan said it has formed an interim government that will rule the turbulent Central Asian nation for six months.

Opposition leader Roza Otunbayeva said Thursday she will head the government that dissolved the parliament and will take up legislative duties.

She told a news conference that the new government will conduct negotiations with former Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who left the capital and is presumably hiding in the central Jalal-Abad region.

The opposition seized Kyrgyz government headquarters Thursday following clashes between protesters and security forces that left 68 dead.

Otunbayeva said her government will amend laws on elections and political parties that Bakiyev changed to ensure the his supporters' domination in parliament.


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