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Kyrgyzstanis Consider Increasing Prime Minister’s Power

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Voters in Kyrgyzstan are casting ballots in a constitutional referendum that includes amendments that boost the power of the prime minister — something opposition groups have criticized in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation. Sunday’s vote was initiated by President Almazbek Atambayev. His critics have claimed the move could allow him to shift into the prime minister’s seat after his current term as president ends next year, but Atambayev denies such intentions. Political infighting...

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