Friday, December 12, 2008

LECTURE- New Concept of the Political System in Kyrgyzstan, CEIP, Washington, DC, Dec. 12

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LECTURE- New Concept of Political System in Kyrgyzstan, CEIP, Wash., DC, Dec 12

Posted by: Ravshan Djeyenbekov <>

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace presents:

"The New Concept of the Political System in Kyrgyzstan: Looking for

By Omurbek Tekebayev and Martha Brill Olcott


Alikbek Djekshenkulov, Chairman, Movement for Justice
Omurbek Abdrakhmnov - Secretary, The United Front of opposition
Ravshan Djeyenbekov - Deputy Chairman of the Party "Ata Meken"
Bolotbek Sherniyazov - Deputy Chairman of the Party "Ata Meken"
Erkinbek Alymbekov - Deputy Chairman of the Party "Ata Meken"
Akyl Djumabaev – Member, Secretariat of the Party "Ata Meken"
Babyrbek Djeenbekov - Chief Editor, opposition newspaper "Achyk Sayasat"

December 12, 2008, at 12.30 – 2.00 PM, Conference Hall
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

Abstract: Since the change of regime in 2005 and ouster of the
President Askar Akaev from power, Kyrgyzstan experienced period of a
continued turmoil and instability.

Election of Kurmanbek Bakiyev as a next President of the Kyrgyz
Republic was accompanied by further erosion of political freedoms and
slowing down in development of economic reforms in the country. 2007
Parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan led to the repeating the Russian
and Kazakhstani scenarios, when one-party and Government-dominating
rule in the legislative branch of power in this Central Asian nation
effectively cut out major opposition parties from use this important
legitimate outlet for their political activities.

Delegation of the Kyrgyz political leaders represented by different
parties and movements and led by prominent person in the Kyrgyz
political life Omurbek Tekebaev will talk about recently developed new
Concept of the Political System in Kyrgyzstan as a major vision for
continuing political transformations in the country.

It aims to the restoring principles of democracy and pluralism in this
nation, and, as a result, regaining confidence both among the local
constituencies and on the international level as well.


Mr. Tekebaev is the former Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament, having
served in the Parliament in 1997-2007. Currently is Chairman of the
Party "Ata Meken." He also served as Chairman of the Committee on
Humanitarian Issues in the Parliamentary Assembly Bureau of the
Eurasian Economic Community, as member of the Constitutional Council
of the Kyrgyz Republic, and as Chairman of the Erkin Kyrgyzstan
Political Party.


Martha Brill Olcott is a senior associate with the Russian & Eurasian
Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in
Washington, D.C. Olcott specializes in the problems of transitions in
Central Asia and the Caucasus as well as the security challenges in
the Caspian region more generally. Her book, Central Asia's Second
Chance, examines the economic and political development of this
ethnically diverse and strategically vital region in the context of
the changing security threats post 9/11.

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