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June 27, 2010

Kyrgyzstan’s interim president said voters approved a new constitution Sunday that will allow the Central Asian nation to form a legitimate government after months of turmoil.

President Roza Otunbayeva called the referendum a success, saying it took place without incident and paves the way for holding parliamentary elections in the fall. The vote came just weeks after rampages killed as many as 2,000 people and forced 400,000 ethnic Uzbeks to temporarily flee.

“We have passed the new constitution for our republic,” she said at a news conference, adding that turnout was high at 65 percent.

“It will not be an interim but a legal and legitimate government,” she added. “We are leaving the word interim behind.”

The Central Election Commission said with just over 10 percent of all precincts counted, over 60 percent voted for the constitution and only 7 percent voted against it.

The vote — supported by the U.N., the U.S. and Russia — is seen as an important step on the road to democracy for the interim government, which came to power after former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was ousted in April following deadly street protests. The provisional government, which faces deep internal divisions, needs the vote to legitimize its power ahead of parliamentary elections in October.

The interim government has accused Bakiyev’s followers of instigating the recent attacks to try to stop the referendum, a charge that Bakiyev, now living in Belarus, denies.

Uzbeks have mostly supported the interim government, while Kyrgyz in the south backed Bakiyev, whose regime was seen as corrupt.

The government changed voting rules on Friday so minority Uzbeks who had fled the violence but had no identify documents on them could still vote. Still, some displaced Uzbeks complained about having little access to the vote.



Roza Otunbayeva was born on August 23rd, 1950 according to

August 23rd

8 + 23 +2+0+0+9 = 42 = her personal year (from August 23rd, 2009 to August 22nd, 2010) = Everybody loves Roza.

42 year + 6 (June) = 48 = her personal month (from June 23rd, 2010 to July 22nd, 2010) = Direction.  Road map.

48 month + 27 (27th of the month on Sunday June 27th, 2010) = 75 = her personal day = Calm.  Calm down.  Be patient.


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Friday, 18 June 2010 09:51 UK

Kyrgyzstan leader visits Osh after violence

Burned buildings in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, on 17 June, 2010.
The violence targeted ethnic UzbeksKyrgyz interim leader Roza Otunbayeva has arrived in Osh in the south of the country, the scene of the country’s worst ethnic violence in decades.

At least 191 people were killed in fighting between Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks around Osh and Jalalabad.

About 400,000 people have been displaced by the unrest, with many Uzbeks fleeing into Uzbekistan.

The Red Cross (ICRC) has described the situation as an “immense crisis”, with shortages of basic necessities.

Speaking in Osh’s main square, Ms Otunbayeva said: “I came here to see, to speak with the people and hear first hand what happened here. We will do everything to rebuild this city.”

She rejected criticism of her interim government’s handling of the crisis.

As our car enters the small city of Jalalabad, signs of violence are all around

“Stop saying that we are not working,” Agence France-Presse news agency quoted her as saying. “Our forces say that they are coping.”

The Kyrgyz government had earlier appealed to Russia to send in peacekeeping troops. But Moscow rejected the request, offering instead technical assistance to track those committing the violence.

Ms Otunbayeva is scheduled to meet local leaders and visit hospitals during the trip.

The unrest last week came two months after the country’s former president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, was forced out of office.

Ms Otunbayeva’s government has blamed the former leader for stoking the conflict.

This was always a tinderbox that was waiting to be lit up again

Washington’s top Central Asia diplomat, Robert Blake, called for an investigation into the violence while visiting refugees in camps in the Uzbek border city of Andijan on Friday.

He is due to travel later to the capital, Bishkek, for talks with Kyrgyz officials.

Makeshift campsEyewitnesses say Kyrgyz mobs began attacking people in Uzbek areas of Osh and Jalalabad in the early hours of Friday last week.

Many observers have said the death toll could be higher than the official figure of 191.

Ms Otunbayeva was quoted by the Russian daily Kommersant as saying that she would “multiply by 10 times the official figures”, because of the custom of family burying loved ones as soon as possible.

Kyrgyz interim government leader Roza Otunbayeva speaks to the media in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Tuesday, June 15, 2010.

Roza Otunbayeva became interim leader in AprilAbout 300,000 people have fled their homes, while another 75,000-100,000 people – not counting children – are thought to have taken refuge in Uzbekistan.

In the refugee camps in Uzbekistan, there are many reports of rape and severe beatings.

Some aid has begun to arrive in the region, but the ICRC says refugees are running short of basic supplies. At least 40,000 refugees were without shelter.

The organisation said insecurity and fear, combined with shortages of basic necessities like food, water, shelter and medicine, were putting a tremendous strain on communities, hospitals and families.

Kyrgyzstan’s interim leaders have been struggling to impose their authority since coming to power after President Bakiyev was overthrown in April.

The government believes allies of Mr Bakiyev, who now lives in exile in Belarus, want to derail a national referendum on constitutional reform scheduled for 27 June.

But the government has said it will go ahead with the referendum despite the clashes.

Ethnic Uzbeks have largely supported the interim government, but Mr Bakiyev remains popular with many Kyrgyz in the south.

Map of Kyrgyzstan



Roza Otunbayeva was born on August 23rd, 1950 according to

August 23rd8 + 23 +2+0+0+9 = 42 = her personal year (from August 23rd, 2009 to August 22nd, 2010)

42 year + 5 (May) = 47 = her personal month (from May 23rd, 2010 to June 22nd, 2010) = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy. 



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