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POLITICS: Ousted President Akayev Of Kyrgyzstan To Formally Resign

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posted on Apr, 3 2005 @ 08:50 PM
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Last month was quite tumultuous for the central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan. On the 15th ATSNN covered the story of two Kyrgyz governors being held hostage in response to election results which gave President Askar Akayev an overwhelmingly loyal parliament. Two weeks later Akayev was driven out from Kyrgyzstan as a popular uprising toppled his government. The outed ruler has now completed talks with a delegation from Kyrgyzstan's parliament in that nation's embassy in Moscow, and has announced that he will acknowledge the new government by tendering a formal resignation. Akayev called the agreement "a very good and historic document".
 



news.bbc.co.uk
Ousted Kyrgyzstan President Askar Akayev says he has agreed to tender his formal resignation.

Mr Akayev made the decision after three hours of talks with a parliamentary delegation from Kyrgyzstan at the country's embassy in Moscow.

He said it would "pave the way for finding a way of out the political crisis that Kyrgyzstan has found itself in".


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


So far not much is being said about the terms of this agreement. The remarkable speed of the talks suggest that there may not have been much negotiation. I suspect that Akayev had little choice but to tender his resignation in order to legitimize whatever process will follow.

Related AboveTopSecret.com Discussion Threads:
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[edit on 3-4-2005 by The Vagabond]




posted on Apr, 3 2005 @ 09:50 PM
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The question of who, if anyone, is behind this is an interesting one. On one hand, Akayev was something of a surprise winner back in 1990 and was a pretty liberal communist. He was once quoted as saying that Adam Smith, not Karl Marx, had founded the real economic revolution. This could might not make him the best friend for Putin's regressive policies.
From another angle, he was getting a bit authoritarian and may have been on his way to making America's list of people to overthrow. We certainly have taken an interest in former Soviet states and others around Russia and especially Southern Asia.
Last but not least there is the domestic angle. There was widespread suspicion that he would either extend his rule beyond the constitutional term limit (which expires this year) or that one of his children who were elected to office this year might replace him.
Almost everyone had some motive it seems.
The question for you all: Who dunnit?



posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 01:02 AM
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Originally posted by The Vagabond
Almost everyone had some motive it seems.
The question for you all: Who dunnit?


If you read through my thread, you will see there was at least some involement from the US.

Documents show US may be behind riots in Kyrgyzstan



posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 01:42 AM
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Very interesting indeed
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The thing that still fries me is why a guy who is safe in Russia would so rapidly agree to legitimize the coup against him?




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